Inspirational Quotes for Cancer Patients

Looking for some inspiration during your cancer journey? Inspirational quotes can be a great source of strength and hope for cancer patients. Here are some of our favorites that may help you or a loved one through treatment and beyond. Check out these quotes from cancer patients and survivors that will give you strength and hope.

Inspirational Quotes for Cancer Patients

“Life is just one big challenge. But like all challenges, I think it’s a good thing.”

“I think of myself as not just a cancer survivor but as an inspiration to others.”

“If you have cancer, you should live every day as if it’s your last because it might be. It’s essential not to take things for granted.”

“Cancer is a word, not a sentence.”

“I am learning new ways to turn fear into faith and pain into pleasure.”

“Cancer can take away many gifts from us, but it cannot touch one thing: our ability to choose joy, gratitude, and meaning.”

” Never give up! Never surrender! To be defeated is to fail yourself; you don’t want that. You want to be the victor in your own life story.”

“It is beyond courage to endure pain; it is more. It is a triumph over pain. It is a victory over the cause of the pain. It is a growth that conquers even the iron that made it crawl in the first place.”

“Cancer comes for everyone. It visits each person, at every time, in all places. I have met no one from its call, and I will not be spared from mine. But I have also learned that it does not define who we are or what we are capable of doing.”

“If you tell someone suffering the truth of their disease, they will rise up in revolt against the disease itself and live with great energy and joy despite it. And if you tell them lies, they will be defeated and die abjectly.”

“Being a cancer survivor is like having a permanent income. It’s an identity that earns respect and awe even when you aren’t feeling so great or successful yourself. People want to know what they can do to help you; they want to draw energy from your well. You are a powerful magnet for their love and attention.”

“I wake up most days thinking that I have been cured of cancer. This is not always true, but it is the way I prefer to see things.”

“Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul, sings the tune without words, and never stops.”

“The best words of consolation are not empty but full of strength and hope.”

“I have no fear. My cancer is a challenge that I will face and can be beaten.”

Positive Message for Cancer Patient

“I will live with cancer for the rest of my life but never let it get the upper hand.”

“If you are going to fight a battle, fight to win. One battle at a time, always moving forward toward successive victory.”

“Miracles happen to those who believe in them.”

“Cancer is like a hangover. You can’t just get rid of it, but you can work through it.”

“When life gives you a hundred reasons to cry, show life that you have a thousand reasons to smile.”

“Think of cancer as just another challenge that can be met and met by you.”

“Cancer is something you have, not something that has you.”

“When you feel like quitting, think about why you started.”

“Never give up on anything or anyone. Miracles happen every day.”

“Cancer taught me that life is precious and that I am the person I am today because of all those who came before me, the good and the bad in my life.”

“I refuse to believe that a disease has killed my spirit or taken away my dignity. I can still laugh and find joy in the little things around me. I can still dream and plan my future. I will fight with courage, strength, and determination.”

“I will never be the victim of cancer. I will always be the victor in living life with joy and passion!”

“Cancer is a word, not a sentence. It does not define who you are or what you can do in life. It doesn’t have you by the throat and holds you, hostage to your fate forever. It is something we choose to overcome, not something that has us.”

“Cancer can take away your world, but you can take away its power to hurt you.”

“Life is not a problem to be solved but a reality to be experienced.”

“Every experience in your life is a chance to do better.”

“Cancer brings people closer together because they share something difficult and frightening. Everyone can feel it, and everyone wants to help everyone else.”

” Never lose hope, and never give up. Things will work out if you are determined they will work out. It’s as simple as that.”

“Turn your wounds into wisdom.”

“Sometimes the worst situations in our lives contain the seeds of greatness.”

“The thing that hurts the most is trying to hold back your feelings.”

“The gift of suffering is that it sets you free. It opens your heart and mind to love. It allows you to see in so many different ways. Love is the truth; love is real and nothing like what I thought it was supposed to be.”

“We all live with the same set of fears, hopes and dreams, and from those experiences, we can build a faithful life for ourselves and others.”

“Only as we open our hearts to pain can we begin to experience joy, love and compassion.”

“The greatest gift you can give someone living with cancer is your presence, as long as they’re physically able to accept it.”

“Remember, cancer doesn’t make you weak it makes you strong.”

“Cancer does not discriminate; it touches us all equally. But that does not mean you are helpless or weak.”

“People who have been through cancer experience often say that if it had not happened to them, they might never have discovered their full potential.”

Encouraging Words for Someone with Cancer

“The only way to fight cancer is with love and faith. But you must act on that love and that faith because fear will not defeat it.”

“Every time we fall, we get up again. Every time we get knocked down, we pick ourselves up again. And that is the one thing we must remember to keep us going.”

“Cancer doesn’t discriminate. It touches us all equally, but that does not mean you are helpless or weak. You can and must fight for your life by putting one foot in front of the other and trying to enjoy each day as it comes.”

“To fight cancer and all its side effects, we must keep a positive attitude, do all we can to stay well-rested and eat nourishing food. An attitude of humour and laughter goes a long way toward staying healthy.”

“Cancer survivors prove that the will to live is often much stronger than the will to die.”

“If you often find yourself in a hole, quit digging.”

“Everything I’ve learned in life, I’ve learned through cancer, and I wouldn’t trade it for anything. My trip has not been easy, but it has been worth every step.”

“If you want to turn your life around, let success guide you. But don’t be afraid of failure because failure will never have the final word.”

“Life is a series of choices, and every choice we make has to be followed by an act of faith.”

“I have tried to find the positive in every negative situation. I believe that attitude has been one primary reason for my recovery when so many others succumbed to their disease.”

“Cancer allows us to say, ‘I love you’ to many people. We know people will understand and appreciate what we’re trying to do.”

“In my opinion, cancer is God’s way of saying, `We should not have alienated our children from each other.’ It’s like a wake-up call to wake us up from our selfishness.”

“Sometimes the most complicated life lesson is learning to live with others when they are sick and suffering.”