Quotes and Sayings about Cancer



"New drugs and surgical techniques offer promise in the fight against cancer, Alzheimer's, tuberculosis, AIDS, and a host of other life-threatening diseases. Animal research has been, and continues to be, fundamental to advancements in medicine."
- Daniel Akaka
(Related: Life, Cancer, Drugs, Fight, Medicine, Promise, Research)

"I am very proud to be a part of the Livestrong Foundation. I am maybe only a member but I give everything I can to be sure that people understand that cancer is a disease for everybody - not only in France, in Europe, in Asia, it is all over the world. We must fight together, we must make something to fight the cancer, we must Livestrong."
- Greg Akcelrod
(Related: People, Cancer, Disease, Europe, Fight, France, World)

"We have thousands of patients and family members who are dealing with dual devastation, cancer and the hurricane."
- Greg Anderson
(Related: Family, Cancer)

"My dad had emphysema and both of my parents had chronic bronchitis and ended up with cancers - all smoking related."
- Loni Anderson
(Related: Dad, Parents, Smoking)

"I've always been very involved in anything that had to do with lung disease or cancer."
- Loni Anderson
(Related: Cancer, Disease)

"Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean."
- Maya Angelou
(Related: Anger, Bitterness, Cancer, Fire)

"Turning 30 was when my parents both got cancer and were fighting it and beat it, but their mortality started to get to me. Everything wasn't as hunky-dory like it was."
- Darren Aronofsky
(Related: Cancer, Fighting, Mortality, Parents)

"As I was coming up on the stage, there was one source that could make or break you, the New York Times. Inevitably there would be one actor singled out for a better review, or worse, than somebody else. The effect of that was cancerous, divisive."
- Kevin Bacon
(Related: Actor, Effect)

"Linux is a cancer that attaches itself in an intellectual property sense to everything it touches."
- Steve Ballmer
(Related: Cancer, Linux, Property, Sense)

"When are we going to say cancer is cured? I'm not sure when that will happen, if that will happen because cancer is a very slippery disease and it involves a vast number of cells in the body and those cells are continually mutating."
- David Baltimore
(Related: Body, Cancer, Disease, Will)

"Movies are fun, but they're not a cure for cancer."
- Warren Beatty
(Related: Movies, Cancer, Cure, Fun)

"Progressivism is the cancer in America and it is eating our Constitution, and it was designed to eat the Constitution, to progress past the Constitution."
- Glenn Beck
(Related: Progress, America, Cancer, Constitution, Eating, Past)

"Cancer, like any other illness, is a bore."
- Alan Bennett
(Related: Cancer, Illness)

"Cancer victims who don't accept their fate, who don't learn to live with it, will only destroy what little time they have left."
- Ingrid Bergman
(Related: Time, Cancer, Fate, Victims, Will)

"Time is shortening. But every day that I challenge this cancer and survive is a victory for me."
- Ingrid Bergman
(Related: Time, Victory, Cancer, Challenge, Day)

"If we stop exploring space, we're going to lose the same part of us that found vaccines and penicillin, the part that searches for cures to cancer and AIDS."
- Corbin Bernsen
(Related: Cancer, Space)

"I am the least intimidating person. I think I would have done better in my career if I were a little more intimidating. Even the maid who comes to work for me once a week has found out that she can just trample over me... I'm a Cancer! We are not ferocious people."
- Karen Black
(Related: Work, People, Career)

"As a public official and being so highly visible, I have a responsibility to make it very clear that those people who will have cancer at one point in their lives will be able to function."
- Lindy Boggs
(Related: People, Being, Cancer, Public, Responsibility, Will)

"If our society continues to support basic research on how living organisms function, it is likely that my great grandchildren will be spared the agony of losing family members to most types of cancer."
- Paul D. Boyer
(Related: Family, Society, Cancer, Living, Losing, Research, Support, Will)

"Understanding how DNA transmits all it knows about cancer, physics, dreaming and love will keep man searching for some time."
- David R. Brower
(Related: Love, Time, Cancer, Man, Physics, Understanding, Will)

"Cancers of all types among women are increasing."
- Gro Harlem Brundtland
(Related: Women)

"Depression can seem worse than terminal cancer, because most cancer patients feel loved and they have hope and self-esteem."
- David D. Burns
(Related: Hope, Cancer, Depression, Self)

"Most medical physicists work in the physics of radiation oncology making sure that the desired dose is given to the cancer and the dose to normal tissues are minimized."
- John Cameron
(Related: Medical, Work, Cancer, Physics)

"In some cases radiation reduces the incidence of cancer."
- John Cameron
(Related: Cancer)

"My main frustration is the fear of cancer from low dose radiation, even by radiologists."
- John Cameron
(Related: Fear, Cancer, Frustration)

"Cancer is a disease where the patient can contribute a great deal of help himself if he or she can retain their morale and their hopes."
- George Carman
(Related: Cancer, Disease, Help)

"Lance Armstrong, the famous cyclist and more importantly, cancer survivor, has said 'if you ever get a second chance for something, you've got to go all the way.'"
- Michael N. Castle
(Related: Cancer, Chance, Famous)

"All the things that human beings suffer from are how their environment treats them, and how the elements of their planet affects their mind and body - like radiation, cancer, and all."
- Ornette Coleman
(Related: Body, Cancer, Environment, Mind)

"I think suicide is sort of like cancer was 50 years ago. People don't want to talk about it, they don't want to know about it. People are frightened of it, and they don't understand, when actually these issues are medically treatable."
- Judy Collins
(Related: People, Cancer, Suicide, Talk, Want, Years)

"Breast cancer deaths in America have been declining for more than a decade. Much of that success is due to early detection and better treatments for women. I strongly encourage women to get a mammogram."
- Larry Craig
(Related: Success, Women, America, Cancer)

"I don't think makeup is rocket science or a cure for cancer."
- Cindy Crawford
(Related: Science, Cancer, Cure, Makeup)

"I think governments are the cancer of civilization."
- Chuck D.
(Related: Civilization, Cancer)

"'Early stages' is when the cancer is completely contained within the prostate. If it is detected when the cancer is entirely in the gland, the chance for full recovery is at its highest."
- Len Dawson
(Related: Cancer, Chance)

"If you're unable to catch it in time, the cancer can spread to the lymph nodes and at that point, the cancer is essentially incurable, but that doesn't mean your condition can't be improved."
- Len Dawson
(Related: Time, Cancer)

"One of the reasons I loved playing quarterback was that I got to call the plays. The cancer put me in a position where I really wasn't in control anymore."
- Len Dawson
(Related: Control, Cancer)

"I began by telling the president that there was a cancer growing on the presidency and that if the cancer was not removed the president himself would be killed by it."
- John Dean
(Related: Cancer, Presidency, President)

"Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, brain and spinal cord disorders, diabetes, cancer, at least 58 diseases could potentially be cured through stem cell research, diseases that touch every family in America and in the world."
- Rosa DeLauro
(Related: Family, America, Cancer, Research, World)

"It wasn't sexual in its element. I wasn't being exploited. I was doing what happened. It was very challenging because I played Phyllis from 15 years old to 53 when she died of breast cancer."
- Lesley-Anne Down
(Related: Being, Cancer, Old, Years)

"We have common enemies today. It's called childhood poverty. It's called cancer. It's called AIDS. It's called Parkinson's. It's called Muscular Dystrophy."
- Jerry Doyle
(Related: Cancer, Childhood, Enemies, Poverty, Today)

"A torn rotator cuff is a cancer for a pitcher and if a pitcher gets a badly torn one, he has to face the facts, it's all over baby."
- Don Drysdale
(Related: Baby, Cancer, Facts)

"I think that it is our intention to deny cancer any control over us."
- Elizabeth Edwards
(Related: Control, Cancer, Intention)

"The president said that this is not removing a mole. You know, removing a mole, that's an outpatient sort of an operation. This was removing a cancer, removing a cancer takes more time."
- Gordon England
(Related: Time, Cancer, President)

"Our purpose in this project is to begin to turn that fear of cancer, actually America's greatest fear, into a future, not only free of fear, but full of hope."
- Andrew von Eschenbach
(Related: Fear, Hope, Purpose, America, Cancer, Future, Project)

"I've been a rock star since you were very young. But I've never encountered anything as powerful as cancer."
- Melissa Etheridge
(Related: Cancer)

"Researches at Yale found a connection between brain cancer and work environment. The No. 1 most dangerous job for developing brain cancer? Plutonium hat model."
- Jimmy Fallon
(Related: Work, Cancer, Connection, Environment, Job)

"Well even before she was diagnosed with the cancer, I would have said that she was a lot tougher than me and most guys would probably say that about their wives and it's probably true in most cases."
- Brett Favre
(Related: Cancer, Wives)

"I have been extremely lucky; I am a person who is currently living with a cancer that is under control."
- Geraldine Ferraro
(Related: Control, Cancer, Living)

"Jealousy... is a mental cancer."
- B. C. Forbes
(Related: Cancer, Jealousy)

"Even though I'm not running anymore, we still have to try to find a cure for cancer. Other people should go ahead and try to do their own thing now."
- Terry Fox
(Related: People, Cancer, Cure, Now, Running)

"Historically, more people have died of religion than cancer."
- Dick Francis
(Related: Religion, People, Cancer)

"Everyone needs to be proactive and know the various warning signs of cancer. Early detection and research to make detection easier at earlier stages, along with the treatments needs, is still a must. I salute all those winning the battle."
- Dennis Franz
(Related: Winning, Battle, Cancer, Needs, Research)

"With Alexander's cancer, I was definitely brought to my knees for the first time because of the fear factor."
- Cathy Freeman
(Related: Time, Fear, Cancer, First)

"SO when I got word from three different sets of people who all said Manson had cancer, I knew I couldn't get straight info from his staff and had no choice but to go over the fence for it."
- Lynette Fromme
(Related: People, Cancer, Choice, Word)

"Our meaning is to make our little planet Earth a better place to live, to stop wars, disarm nuclear missiles, to stop diseases, AIDS, plague, cancer and to stop pollution."
- Uri Geller
(Related: Cancer, Earth, Meaning, Pollution)

"I was spiritually bankrupt, and when that happens, it's like a spiritual cancer afflicts you."
- Mel Gibson
(Related: Cancer, Spiritual)

"I'm praying that was my one little dip in the cancer pool. I hope never to have to revisit that, but I learned a lot, I'm cancer free with a bright and hopeful future."
- Julie Gold
(Related: Hope, Cancer, Future)

"I have friends who are going through chemotherapy, and they make the darkest, most hideous cancer jokes you've ever heard."
- Kathy Griffin
(Related: Cancer, Friends, Jokes)

"Fighting terrorism is not unlike fighting a deadly cancer. It can't be treated just where it's visible - every diseased cell in the body must be destroyed."
- David Hackworth
(Related: Body, Cancer, Fighting, Terrorism)

"With all of the holiday cheer in the air, it's easy to overlook the ingredients in the foods. Ingredients such as salt, sugar, and fat - all of which leads to diseases such as high blood pressure, diabetes, strokes, heart disease, and cancer."
- Lee Haney
(Related: Heart, Blood, Cancer, Disease, Holiday, Pressure)

"A systemic cleansing and detox is definitely the way to go after each holiday. It is the key to fighting high blood pressure, heart disease, cancer, and other health-related illnesses."
- Lee Haney
(Related: Health, Heart, Blood, Cancer, Disease, Fighting, Holiday, Key, Pressure)

"Cancer came back into my life twice in order for me to understand something, and I guess I still wasn't getting it. And my husband wasn't getting it, either."
- Mariel Hemingway
(Related: Life, HusbCancer, Order)

"Although awareness of cancer's prevalence in the United States improves and medical advances in the field abound, pancreatic cancer has largely been absent from the list of major success stories."
- Chris Van Hollen
(Related: Medical, Success, Awareness, Cancer, states, United)

"I do like the ocean wave, actually. I'm born under the sign of Cancer - the sign of the crab - so I like coastal areas and sunny beaches and such - although not the wide-open and deep seas."
- Anjelica Huston
(Related: Cancer, Deep, Ocean)

"I've helped many, many, many children, thousands of children, cancer kids, leukemia kids."
- Michael Jackson
(Related: Cancer, Children, Kids)

"More men die of jealousy than of cancer."
- Joseph P. Kennedy
(Related: Men, Cancer, Jealousy)

"If President Bush is serious about genocide, an immediate priority is to stop the cancer of Darfur from spreading further, which means working with France to shore up Chad and the Central African Republic."
- Nicholas D. Kristof
(Related: African, Cancer, France, Genocide, President)

"I'm going to beat this cancer or die trying."
- Michael Landon
(Related: Cancer, Trying)

"Humanity abhors, above all things, a vacuum in itself, and your class will be cut off from humanity as the surgeon cuts the cancer and alien growth from the body."
- James Larkin
(Related: Growth, Body, Cancer, Class, Humanity, Will)

"An estimated 2 million American women will be diagnosed with breast or cervical cancer this decade and screening could prevent up to 30% of these deaths for women over 40."
- Matthew Lesko
(Related: Women, American, Cancer, Will)

"Because tobacco is responsible for an impressive one-third of cancers, prevention efforts naturally begin with it."
- Bernard Levin
(Related: Prevention)

"Saying sulfates do not cause acid rain is the same as saying that smoking does not cause lung cancer."
- Drew Lewis
(Related: Cancer, Cause, Rain, Saying, Smoking)

"But when I first got cancer, after the initial shock and the fear and paranoia and crying and all that goes with cancer - that word means to most people ultimate death - I decided to see what I could do to take that negative and use it in a positive way."
- Herbie Mann
(Related: Death, People, Fear, Negative, Positive, Cancer, First, Paranoia, Word)

"Think about it: Look at the strides of awareness and treatment and tests that women have had with breast cancer, that the gay community has had with AIDS, because they're active and they talk about it."
- Herbie Mann
(Related: Women, Awareness, Cancer, Community, Gay, Talk, Tests, Treatment)

"When you get cancer, it's like really time to look at what your life was and is, and I decided that everything I've done so far is not as important as what I'm going to do now."
- Herbie Mann
(Related: Life, Time, Cancer, Now)

"I recently formed a foundation to raise awareness for prostate cancer. I feel it's very necessary that men be more aware about prostate cancer and their health in general."
- Herbie Mann
(Related: Health, Men, Awareness, Cancer)

"My job is writing. I get paid to do it. When was the last time you heard someone challenge a doctor for making money off of cancer?"
- Joyce Maynard
(Related: Money, Time, Cancer, Challenge, Job, Writing)

"You all know I have terminal cancer-and I have a lot of it. But what you may not know is that stress induces its spread and induces its activity. Stress may even bring it on. Yet stress is the fuel of the activist."
- Tom McCall
(Related: Cancer, May, Stress)

"In too many cases, the moms, the dads, the sisters and brothers of children with cancer must stand by a hospital bed and watch helplessly as this horrible disease consumes the life of an innocent child."
- Michael McCaul
(Related: Life, Bed, Brothers, Cancer, Children, Disease, Sisters)

"Unfortunately, cancer is the number one killer of children in this country today, and it destroys not only these innocent victims, but their families as well."
- Michael McCaul
(Related: Cancer, Children, Country, Today, Victims)

"Every day we do get closer to a cure. Three out of four children who are diagnosed with cancer will survive the disease, but that is not good enough. The loss of one child to this disease is too much."
- Michael McCaul
(Related: Cancer, Children, Cure, Day, Disease, Loss, Will)

"I didn't know anything about breast cancer when I got it."
- Rue McClanahan
(Related: Cancer)

"Cancer Boy probably has the saddest, noblest, sweetest heart of any character I've ever done."
- Bruce McCulloch
(Related: Heart, Character, Cancer)

"The Establishment center... has led us into the stupidest and cruelest war in all history. That war is a moral and political disaster - a terrible cancer eating away at the soul of our nation."
- George McGovern
(Related: War, History, Soul, Cancer, Disaster, Eating, Nation)

"Dedicated researchers seek better treatments and cures for diabetes, kidney disease, Alzheimer's and every form of cancer. But these scientists face an array of disincentives. We can do better."
- Michael Milken
(Related: Cancer, Disease, Scientists)

"Having had cancer, one important thing to know is you're still the same person at the end. You're stripped down to near zero. But most people come out the other end feeling more like themselves than ever before."
- Kylie Minogue
(Related: People, Cancer, End, Feeling)

"I do a lot of races for the cure for breast cancer."
- Mary Ann Mobley
(Related: Cancer, Cure)

"Everyone should know that most cancer research is largely a fraud, and that the major cancer research organizations are derelict in their duties to the people who support them."
- Linus Pauling
(Related: People, Cancer, Fraud, Research, Support)

"Suspicion is the cancer of friendship."
- Petrarch
(Related: Friendship, Cancer, Suspicion)

"Millions of Americans every year depend upon medical imaging exams to diagnose disease and detect injury, and thousands more rely on radiation therapy to treat and cure their cancers."
- Charles W. Pickering
(Related: Medical, Americans, Cure, Disease, Injury, Therapy)

"I could be a bit of a pain in the arse. Since I've come out of my cancer, I must say I intend to be even more of a pain in the arse."
- Harold Pinter
(Related: Cancer, Pain)

"This particular nurse said, Cancer cells are those which have forgotten how to die. I was so struck by this statement."
- Harold Pinter
(Related: Cancer)

"My mom died of cancer when I was really young. I'm not someone who tries to work out their own stuff with a role, but I think that happened despite my best efforts to keep myself separate from it."
- Sarah Polley
(Related: Mom, Work, Cancer)

"We must work to ensure that the Nevada Cancer Institute continues to receive the dollars necessary to make it a vibrant source of research and clinical assistance for cancer victims throughout the state of Nevada and the nation."
- Jon Porter
(Related: Work, Cancer, Nation, Research, State, Victims)

"The goal is to live a full, productive life even with all that ambiguity. No matter what hap- pens, whether the cancer never flares up again or whether you die, the important thing is that the days that you have had you will have lived."
- Gilda Radner
(Related: Life, Goal, Ambiguity, Cancer, Will)

"A quick example of that is a woman who said she'd been healed of throat cancer where the faith healer admitted he touched her on the forehead."
- James Randi
(Related: Faith, Cancer, Example, Quick, Woman)

"I questioned her further, and eventually got to talk to her doctor. And her doctor sort of shook his head and he said, 'I have examined her for throat cancer at least 15 times in the past few years."
- James Randi
(Related: Cancer, Past, Talk, Years)

"Well, right now, technically, I have no breast cancer."
- Lynn Redgrave
(Related: Cancer, Now, Right)

"They have - they do still hit me occasionally, and it's an overwhelming grief for what - even though my life is so good now, even including going through treatment for cancer, my life is incredible."
- Lynn Redgrave
(Related: Life, Cancer, Grief, Now, Treatment)

"I have been unexpectedly confronted with my own mortality as I was told that I had cancer."
- Jodi Rell
(Related: Cancer, Mortality)

"Once colon cancer becomes symptomatic, nine times out of ten it is too late."
- Kevin Richardson
(Related: Cancer)

"Cancer is just a horrible disease."
- Kevin Richardson
(Related: Cancer, Disease)

"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
(Related: Death, Cancer, Cause, Example, Leading, states, United)

"Germany has reduced savagery to a science, and this great war for the victorious peace of justice must go on until the German cancer is cut clean out of the world body."
- Theodore Roosevelt
(Related: Peace, War, Science, Body, Cancer, Germany, Justice, World)

"This show has shown me how to throw a punch. But watching my future sister-in-law go through breast cancer has also shown me how to take one."
- Charlotte Ross
(Related: Sister, Cancer, Future)

"I pictured myself as a virus or a cancer cell and tried to sense what it would be like."
- Jonas Salk
(Related: Cancer, Sense)

"I have to admit, like so many women, I always knew there was a chance. But like so many women, I never thought it would be me. I never thought I'd hear those devastating words: 'You have breast cancer.'"
- Debbie Wasserman Schultz
(Related: Women, Thought, Cancer, Chance)

"Every woman needs to know the facts. And the fact is, when it comes to breast cancer, every woman is at risk."
- Debbie Wasserman Schultz
(Related: Cancer, Fact, Facts, Needs, Risk, Woman)

"Breast cancer is not just a disease that strikes at women. It strikes at the very heart of who we are as women: how others perceive us, how we perceive ourselves, how we live, work and raise our families-or whether we do these things at all."
- Debbie Wasserman Schultz
(Related: Work, Women, Heart, Cancer, Disease)

"People used to say everyone knows someone who's had breast cancer. In the past few weeks, I've learned something else: Everyone has someone close to them who has had breast cancer."
- Debbie Wasserman Schultz
(Related: People, Cancer, Past)

"And I'll tell you, honestly, folks that I talk to, the 2.5 million breast cancer survivors in America, that I am one of, understand that we're done with insurance companies dropping us or denying us coverage because of - because we have a preexisting condition."
- Debbie Wasserman Schultz
(Related: America, Cancer, Talk)

"I applaud the American Cancer Society for all they do to eradicate smoking. Their local, state and national efforts help to discourage young people from taking up this deadly habit and the resources they provide have helped numerous smokers quit."
- Allyson Schwartz
(Related: Society, People, Habit, American, Cancer, Help, Smoking, State)

"One simple way to keep organizations from becoming cancerous might be to rotate all jobs on a regular, frequent and mandatory basis, including the leadership positions."
- Robert Shea
(Related: Leadership, Jobs)

"Activating oxygen can produce compounds called radicals that put oxidative stress on cells. Such stress could ultimately lead to cancer and other diseases."
- John Simon
(Related: Cancer, Stress)

"Better treatment and detection methods have also improved the survival rate for people with cancer, and for the first time in history, this year the absolute number of cancer deaths in the U.S. has decreased."
- Ike Skelton
(Related: Time, History, People, Survival, Cancer, First, Treatment)

"In addition to relieving patient suffering, research is needed to help reduce the enormous economic and social burdens posed by chronic diseases such as osteoporosis, arthritis, diabetes, Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases, cancer, heart disease, and stroke."
- Ike Skelton
(Related: Heart, Cancer, Disease, Help, Research, Suffering)

"I was actually very pleased that they let me do it, because I feel very deeply for breast cancer survivors. I don't have it, but it is in my family. I've always been very aware of it. I go for mammograms and checkups."
- Erika Slezak
(Related: Family, Cancer)

"Most breast cancer-related deaths can be prevented through simple and painless preventive measures. A late diagnosis can result in more serious, long-term consequences."
- Olympia Snowe
(Related: Cancer, Consequences, Result)

"Cancer has been unfortunately in my life. My mom's best friend is kicking ass in her battle with breast cancer. Both of my grandmas had cancer. I recently lost a friend to cancer."
- Marla Sokoloff
(Related: Life, Mom, Friend, Battle, Cancer)

"If we had pursued what President Nixon declared in 1970 as the war on cancer, we would have cured many strains. I think Jack Kemp would be alive today. And that research has saved or prolonged many lives, including mine."
- Arlen Specter
(Related: War, Cancer, Nixon, President, Research, Today)

"Heart disease continues to be the number one killer; cancer, the number 2 killer, not far behind. The tragic aspect of these deadly diseases is that they could all be cured, I do believe, if we had sufficient funding."
- Arlen Specter
(Related: Heart, Cancer, Disease)

"Finally, after a lot of searching and digging, it was simply the love of family that gave me a road into the character. Once I got into that, and we delved into what it would be like to survive cancer and the ability to see how precious life is, it became easier to play her."
- Jeanne Tripplehorn
(Related: Family, Life, Love, Character, Ability, Cancer, Play, Road)

"I'll also tell you that five hundred thousand people will die this year of cancer. And I'll also tell you that one in every four will be afflicted with this disease, and yet, somehow, we seem to have put it in a little bit of the background."
- Jim Valvano
(Related: People, Cancer, Disease, Will)

"Now I'm fighting cancer, everybody knows that. People ask me all the time about how you go through your life and how's your day, and nothing is changed for me."
- Jim Valvano
(Related: Life, Time, People, Cancer, Day, Fighting, Nothing, Now)

"Cancer can take away all of my physical abilities. It cannot touch my mind, it cannot touch my heart, and it cannot touch my soul."
- Jim Valvano
(Related: Soul, Heart, Cancer, Mind)

"But try if you can to support, whether it's AIDS or the cancer foundation, so that someone else might survive, might prosper, and might actually be cured of this dreaded disease."
- Jim Valvano
(Related: Cancer, Disease, Support)

"And I'm going to work as hard as I can... for cancer research and hopefully, maybe, we'll have some cures and some breakthroughs. I'd like to think I'm going to fight my brains out to be back here again next year for the Arthur Ashe recipient. I want to give it next year!"
- Jim Valvano
(Related: Work, Cancer, Fight, Research, Want)

"Human beings will be happier - not when they cure cancer or get to Mars or eliminate racial prejudice or flush Lake Erie but when they find ways to inhabit primitive communities again. That's my utopia."
- Kurt Vonnegut
(Related: Cancer, Cure, Prejudice, Utopia, Will)

"I am about to get involved with the biggest cancer hospital in Norway. They are building a fitness center to work with patients. I will be a consultant."
- Grete Waitz
(Related: Fitness, Work, Building, Cancer, Will)

"I am living in Norway, where I am under the care of the best cancer doctor in Norway and I can be closer to my family."
- Grete Waitz
(Related: Family, Cancer, Care, Living)

"In terms of fitness and battling through cancer, exercise helps you stay strong physically and mentally."
- Grete Waitz
(Related: Fitness, Cancer, Exercise)

"Another inspiration that has helped me get through has been Lance Armstrong's story. My cancer is not nearly as bad as his, but I believe in staying motivated and keeping as fit as you can."
- Grete Waitz
(Related: Inspiration, Cancer)

"I'm sure it really is hard to be an oncologist, and actually, more and more people are surviving cancer."
- Marcia Wallace
(Related: People, Cancer)

"Both of our daughters, Debbie and Bonnie, are also cancer survivors."
- David Wilkerson
(Related: Cancer, Daughters)

"Like every aspect of cancer I've weathered thus far, today's experience was not at all demoralizing, expensive or humiliating. No, it was just plain fun."
- April Winchell
(Related: Experience, Cancer, Fun, Today)