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Cancer Prevention Quotes


"Prevention is better than cure." - Desiderius Erasmus

"Prevention is a very important part of solving the problem of cancer." - Eva Vertes

"Prevention is the daughter of intelligence." - Walter Raleigh

"Focus on prevention; would save $14B with diabetes." - Newt Gingrich

"Prevention of disease must become the goal of every physician." - Henry E. Sigerist

"There is no priority higher than the prevention of terrorism" - John Ashcroft

"There is no priority higher than the prevention of terrorism." - John Ashcroft

"Cancer is everybody's cause." - Laura Ziskin

"Cancer is always funny." - Jim Gaffigan

"Cancer is very chaotic." - Kris Carr

"Cancer does not discriminate." - Kellie Pickler

"I take pride in knowing the NFL is pink in October, sparking conversations everywhere about breast cancer and prevention, all in the spirit of my mom." - Deangelo Williams

"Screening for colon cancer can stop cancer in its tracks." - Hill Harper

"I love the cancer spoon!" - Vicki Pettersson

"It's a scary word, 'cancer." - Alan Jackson

"Cancer is a demonic pregnancy." - Susan Sontag

"Cancer is not for sissies." - Suzanne Somers

"Cancer changes your whole life." - Rachel Naomi Remen

"There's nothing sexy about cancer." - Kris Carr

"It's a scary word, 'cancer.'" - Alan Jackson

"When I think of cancer prevention, I think of cancer vaccines, but I think more broadly of all that we can do to prevent cancer. And part of that is coming up with a vaccine that will work like the vaccines we have for hepatitis B or flu or polio." - Laurie Glimcher

"Those of us who have gone through breast cancer treatment will say "yes" ..we absolutely need to focus on prevention. I never want my daughter to go through what I have gone through...never." - Ravida Din

"We may never understand illnesses such as cancer. In fact, we may never cure it. But an ounce of prevention is worth more than a million pounds of cure." - David Agus

"Prevention is so much better than healing because it saves the labor of being sick." - Thomas Adams

"One of the biggest changes in our society is the shift from prevention to reaction..." - Clay Shirky

"If cancer specialists were to admit publicly that chemotherapy is of limited usefulness and is often dangerous, the public might demand a radical change in direction-possibly toward unorthodox and nontoxic methods, and toward cancer prevention. ...The use of chemotherapy is even advocated by those members of the establishment who realize how ineffective and dangerous it can be." - Ralph W. Moss

"Have I told you I have cancer? It's a very special kind of cancer. Cancer of the soul." - Thom Yorke

"My father passed from cancer in 2000; his brother died of cancer before that. My grandfather died of cancer." - Hill Harper

"Cancer research is a growth industry." - George Carlin

"Cigarettes don't kill people - cancer kills people." - Richard M. Weiner

"Cancer is a word, not a sentence." - John Diamond

"There's a cancer on the presidency." - John Dean

"I'm cycling to take cancer message worldwide." - Lance Armstrong

"Bitterness is like cancer. It eats..." - Maya Angelou

"I have preferred chloroform to cancer" - Charlotte Perkins Gilman

"Cancer' is such a frightening word." - Kris Carr

"Cancer is enough to get my attention." - Charles Grodin

"Cancer is the growth of madness denied." - Norman Mailer

"Can't is the cancer of happening." - Charlie Sheen

"I'm cancer-free right now. That's it." - Jon Lester

"Not smoking enough will cause lung cancer!" - L Ron Hubbard

"Can't is the cancer of happen." - Charlie Sheen

"Syntactic sugar causes cancer of the semicolon." - Alan Perlis

"Cancer isn't going to slow me down." - Ethan Zohn

"Starbucks is spreading like a cancer." - Rupert Everett

"'Cancer' is such a frightening word." - Kris Carr

"You beat Cancer by how you live." - Stuart Scott

"Suspicion is the cancer of friendship." - Petrarch

"Cancer is something that touches everyone's lives." - Ellen Pompeo

"Cancer is just a horrible disease." - Kevin Richardson

"You don't treat cancer - you fight it." - Jenna Morasca

"A cancer is not simply a lung cancer. It doesn't simply have a certain kind of appearance under the microscope or a certain behavior, but it also has a set of changes in the genes or in the molecules that modify gene behavior that allows us to categorize cancers in ways that is very useful in thinking about new ways to control cancer by prevention and treatment." - Harold E Varmus

"Moderation means prevention. Prevention means achieving much virtue." - Laozi

"Punishment is the last and least effective instrument in the hands of the legislator for the prevention of crime." - John Ruskin

"My tears cure cancer too, it's just that I laugh at cancer patients." - Zach Braff

"Building community for its own sake is like attending a cancer support group without having cancer." - Alan Hirsch

"Cancer is cancer. I've got a great life if I can just stay alive." - Paul Henderson

"Cancer doesn't care if you're Republican or Democrat." - Lance Armstrong

"I'd rather have cancer than a dishonest heart." - Holly Golightly

"Having breast cancer is massive amounts of no fun," - Molly Ivins

"It was recently discovered that research causes cancer in rats." - Stephen Hawking

"Together, we can put the brakes on breast cancer..." - Danica Patrick

"The cancer I don't have is everywhere now." - Chuck Palahniuk

"Only the gospel exposes the cancer of idolatry." - Christopher J. H. Wright

"The white race is the cancer of human history." - Susan Sontag

"Cancer got me over unimportant fears, like getting old." - Olivia Newton-John

"More people live off cancer than die from it." - Deepak Chopra

"Not having hair makes me feel like a cancer patient." - Amanda Bynes

"Boredom is a disease worse than cancer. Drugs cure it." - Doug Stanhope

"Society is cancerous and bureaucracy is its cancer." - William S Burroughs

"The human race will be the cancer of the planet." - Julian Huxley

"Fiber has a beneficial effect in preventing colon cancer." - David Jenkins

"You don't inherit cancer; you actually get it." - Patrick Soon-Shiong

"I think governments are the cancer of civilization." - Chuck D

"Cancer is not a straight line. It's up and down." - Elizabeth Edwards

"I'm going to beat this cancer or die trying." - Michael Landon

"You don't have free will when you have lung cancer." - Bill Oreilly

"It turned out that, like Satan, cancer had many names." - Khaled Hosseini

"Hatred is the greatest cancer that we must squash." - Traci Lords

"I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004." - Laura Ziskin

"Movies are fun, but they're not a cure for cancer." - Warren Beatty

"I would love to start a cancer organization." - Jason Derulo

"I don't know anyone who's suffered lung cancer." - Iain Glen

"I feel I lost my innocence to cancer." - Delta Goodrem

"When they tell you that you have cancer, you panic." - Sofia Vergara

"Cancer, like any other illness, is a bore." - Alan Bennett

"Until you expose the cancer, you can't fix it." - James Mcbride

"E-mails are the cancer of modern business." - John Caudwell

"You know what the doctors call me? 'The Cancer Warrior.'" - Dick Dale

"You don't have free will when you have lung cancer." - Bill O'Reilly

"Well, right now, technically, I have no breast cancer." - Lynn Redgrave

"I recommend a little dose of cancer to anyone." - Jennifer Saunders

"I'm not playing 'Survivor' when someone I love has cancer." - Jenna Morasca

"My cancer continues to make for all kind of hilarity." - Scott Thompson

"I don't want to die until I see cancer cured." - James D Watson

"Movies are fun, but they are no cure for cancer." - Clint Eastwood

"I'm battling cancer. It's another battle I intend to win." - Arlen Specter

"Cancer is so much bigger than a TV show." - Laura Linney

"Cancer is the most pernicious, insidious, disgusting disease of life." - Pierce Brosnan

"My mother has battled breast cancer three times." - Cynthia Nixon

"More men die of jealousy than of cancer." - Joseph P Kennedy

"More than 10 million Americans are living with cancer, and they demonstrate the ever-increasing possibility of living beyond cancer." - Sheryl Crow

"Stress is what feeds your cancer. Stress is what gives you cancer and then there's the paparazzi giving you stress." - Farrah Fawcett

"In the poem "C," the crows are associated with cancer, because I had suffered a cancer scare." - Shirley Geok-lin Lim

"We need cancer because, by the very fact of its insurability, it makes all other diseases, however virulent, not cancer." - Gilbert Adair

"We all live in fear of cancer, but to be told you have skin cancer was terrifying." - Stephanie Beacham

"People's view of cancer will change when they have their own relationship with cancer, which everyone will, at some point." - Laura Linney

"Depression can seem worse than terminal cancer, because most cancer patients feel loved and they have hope and self-esteem." - David D Burns

"Peace, prosperity, and democracy cannot endure if imposed from the outside. We should cease to make false distinctions between peacekeeping and prevention; they are in fact inextricably linked." - Susan Rice

"A well-chosen anthology is a complete dispensary of medicine for the more common mental disorders, and may be used as much for prevention as cure." - Robert Graves

"Our system of mass incarceration is better understood as a system of racial and social control than a system of crime prevention or control." - Michelle Alexander

"Drug programs began to turn their attention and money away from prevention and into maintenance. Methadone was cheaper than social workers, I suppose." - John Dufresne

"Treatment without prevention is simply unsustainable." - Bill Gates

"If manufacturers are so sure there is nothing wrong with genetically modified foods, pesticides and cloned meats, they should have no problems labeling them as such. After all, cancer will kill one in every two men and one in every three women now alive, reports Samuel Epstein, chairman of the Cancer Prevention Coalition. Like our ancestors, we act in ways that will bemuse future societies. The military-industrial complex lubricates the mass-agriculture system with fossil fuels. Tons of heavy metals and other hazardous, even radioactive, waste is sprayed on American agricultural soil." - Adam Gollner

"When you have cancer, it's like you enter a new time zone: the Cancer Zone. Everything in the Tropic of Cancer revolves around your health or your sickness. I didn't want my whole life to revolve around cancer. Life came first; cancer came second." - Regina Brett

"Whenever you read a cancer booklet or website or whatever, they always list depression among the side effects of cancer. But, in fact, depression is not a side effect of cancer. Depression is a side effect of dying." - John Green

"But in AIA, Anna decides that being a person with cancer who starts a cancer charity is a bit narcissistic, so she starts a charity called The Anna Foundation for People with cancer Who Want to Cure Cholera." - John Green

"The odd thing is, that I wrote The Great Spring while I had cancer and it's not about cancer. It was after I was done with cancer that I wrote a book about it." - Natalie Goldberg

"My mother, father, stepmother and surrogate mother have all died of cancer; my best friend has got terminal cancer and at least five of my other friends have had cancer but survived it." - Arabella Weir

"Suggesting I hate people with religion because I hate religion is like suggesting I hate people with cancer because I hate cancer." - Ricky Gervais

"Madness is locked beneath. It goes into tissues, is swallowed by the cells. The cells go mad. Cancer is their flag. Cancer is thegrowth of madness denied." - Norman Mailer

"There is only one things in this world shittier than biting it from cancer when you're sixteen, and that's having a kid who bites it from cancer." - John Green

"I feel like I had zero control over getting cancer, but I have 100 percent control over how I will respond to dealing with cancer." - Kay Yow

"Capitalism is a social cancer. It has always been a social cancer. It is the disease of society. It is the malignancy of society." - Murray Bookchin

"Telling someone with depression to pull themselves together is about as useful as telling someone with cancer to just stop having cancer" - Ricky Gervais

"Having cancer empowered me to take more risks. I knew beating cancer was going to shape me, but it wasnt going to be all of me." - Hoda Kotb

"I see racism as a cancer. It is a cancer growing in us. Unless we stop it, it vegetates and grows bigger which hurts every one of us." - Pearl Tan

"You hear the word 'cancer,' and you think it is a death sentence. In fact, the shock is the biggest thing about a diagnosis of cancer." - Clare Balding

"I'd rather have cancer than a dishonest heart. Which isn't being pious. Just practical. Cancer may cool you, but the other's sure to." - Truman Capote

"I'm no different than others with cancer. I just happen to play professional baseball. I'm part of those statistics that cancer has touched as well." - Eric Davis

"The cancer I had is not at all equal to other people's cancer. I've never had to have chemotherapy; I haven't had to have a mastectomy." - Jennifer Grey

"Having cancer empowered me to take more risks. I knew beating cancer was going to shape me, but it wasn't going to be all of me." - Hoda Kotb

"People grow; people grow apart, and cancer... I've had a very in-depth and personal experience with cancer, and it really causes a perspective shift." - Justin Baldoni

"For example, colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States. Every four minutes someone is diagnosed, and every nine minutes someone dies." - Kevin Richardson

"Having cancer is one thing; looking like you have cancer is another thing. It's a disease that already takes so much." - Amy Robach

"My younger sister Debby had died of cancer, which started me writing - the sense of life being short. Cancer focuses your mind." - Meg Rosoff

"We're going to raise a lot of money for cancer awareness, give some to the American Cancer Society and hopefully make a big difference." - Ll Cool J

"With over 3 million women battling breast cancer today, everywhere you turn there is a mother, daughter, sister, or friend who has been affected by breast cancer." - Betsey Johnson

"A milligram of prevention is worth a kilogram of cure." - John Robert Colombo

"The EPA is now the Employment Prevention Agency." - Bob Mcdonnell

"Democracy is, in essence, a form of non-violent conflict management. If war is the worst enemy of development, healthy and balanced development is the best form of conflict prevention." - Kofi Annan

"An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." - Benjamin Franklin

"There are two reasons for drinking wine...when you are thirsty, to cure it; the other, when you are not thirsty, to prevent it... prevention is better than cure." - Thomas Love Peacock

"Abstinence, being faithful and correct and consistent condom use are the only ways to successfully reach everyone when discussing HIV prevention. I believe that the abstinence message alone does not solve the AIDS epidemic." - Ashley Judd

"The launch of the report coincides with the initiation by WHO of the global strategy for the prevention and control of osteoporosis, and I think a good partnership could be established in our common efforts to prevent osteoporosis" - Gro Harlem Brundtland

"An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." - Proverbs

"The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will instruct his patient in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease." - Thomas Edison

"The encouragement of industry and frugality among the poor, by visits at their own inhabitations; the relief of real distress, whether arising from sickness or other causes; and the prevention." - Elizabeth Fry

"Female friendship was one-tenth prevention and nine-tenths cleanup." - Maggie Shipstead

"Eugenics, which had started long before my time, had once been defined as including free love and prevention of conception... Recently it had cropped up again in the form of selective breeding." - Margaret Sanger



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