Cancer quotes

  • A charity which knows only how to give money is not yet Christian love. You will be free of guilt only when you also give your time, your energy, and your resourcefulness to help end such abuses for good, and when you allow nothing that lies hidden in the storehouse of your Christian religion to remain unused against the cancer that is destroying the vitality of our society in such alarming ways.
    -- Abraham Kuyper

    #Christian #Cancer #Lying

  • The flip side of suicide is that it leaves a lingering question in the minds of the people who survived. Its like a cancer thats metastasized. The suicide is the cancer and the metastasis is all these people saying, Why? Why? Why?
    -- Abraham Verghese

    #Suicide #Cancer #People

  • This is my life, I thought...I have excised the cancer from my past, cut it out; I have crossed the high plains, descended into the desert, traversed oceans, and planted my feet in new soil; I have been the apprentice, paid my dues, and have just become master of my ship. But when I look down, why do I see the ancient, tarred, mud-stained slippers that I buried at the start of the journey still stuck to my feet?
    -- Abraham Verghese

    #Cancer #Ocean #Cutting

  • In America, we have always taken it as an article of faith that we 'battle' cancer; we attack it with knives, we poison it with chemotherapy or we blast it with radiation. If we are fortunate, we 'beat' the cancer. If not, we are posthumously praised for having 'succumbed after a long battle.'
    -- Abraham Verghese

    #Cancer #Taken #Knives

  • I'm not sure what Essiac does to extend cancer survival, and for all we know it may not have this effect. On the other hand, it's not toxic and my patients have reported feeling good while taking it, so why not support them?
    -- Abram Hoffer

    #Cancer #Hands #Support

  • 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

    #Cancer #Military #Men

  • She was bedridden falling a fall which broke her hip. X-rays showed that she had cancer of the colon which had already spreed. To my surprise I found her cheerful and free of pain, perhaps because of the small doses of morphine she was being given. She was surrounded by neighbours and friends who congregated at her bedside day and night. In this cosy, noisy, gregarious world of the "all-chinese" sickbed, so different from the stark, sterile solitude of the American hospital room, her life had assumed the astounding quality of a continuous farewell party.
    -- Adeline Yen Mah

    #Pain #Cancer #Farewell

  • The Pacific Yew can be cut down and processed to produce a potent chemical, taxol, which offers some promise of curing certain forms of lung, breast and ovarian cancer in patients who would otherwise quickly die... It seems an easy choice - sacrifice the tree for a human life - until one learns that three trees must be destroyed for each patient treated.
    -- Al Gore

    #Cancer #Cutting #Sacrifice

  • A laser is a weak source of energy. A laser takes [only] a few watts of energy and focuses them in a coherent stream of light. But with a laser, you can drill a hole in a diamond or wipe out cancer.
    -- Al Ries

    #Cancer #Light #Focus

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

    #Cancer #Illness #Bores

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

    #Cancer #Support #Community

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

    #Cancer #Scary

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

    #Cancer #Sugar #Causes

  • For me the Jewish religion like all others is an incarnation of the most childish superstitions, and the Jewish people to whom I gladly belong and with whose mentality I have a deep affinity have no different quality for me than all other people. As far as my experience goes, they are no better than other human groups, although they are protected from the worst cancers by a lack of power. Otherwise I cannot see anything chosenabout them.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Cancer #People #Religion

  • The worst of this ever growing cancer of Statism [ie big 'paternal' government - socialism, communism and fascism] is its moral effect. The country is rich enough to stand its frightful economic wastage for a long time yet, and still prosper, but it is already so poverty-stricken in its moral resources that the present drain will quickly run them out.
    -- Albert J. Nock

    #Running #Country #Cancer

  • Giving cancer to laboratory animals has not and will not help us to understand the disease or to treat those persons suffering from it.
    -- Albert Sabin

    #Cancer #Animal #Giving

  • The American Cancer Society tried to ruin my research foundation.
    -- Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

    #Cancer #Dark #Age

  • To coexist with communism on the same planet is impossible. Either it will spread, cancer-like, to destroy mankind, or else mankind will have to rid itself of communism (and even then face lengthy treatment for secondary tumors).
    -- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

    #War #Cancer #Faces

  • It would be really great if I discovered a cure for cancer, but it would only be a little bit less great if my neighbor did. So I am pretty happy when my neighbor becomes wealthier, better educated and more innovative. I feel the same about China and India.
    -- Alex Tabarrok

    #Cancer #India #Would Be

  • If China and India were as rich as the United States is today, the market for cancer drugs would be eight times larger than it is now.
    -- Alex Tabarrok

    #Motivation #Cancer #Inspiration

  • Patients have been cured almost instantaneously of...lupus...,cancer ...,ulcers..., tuberculosis ...In a few seconds, at most a few hours, the symptoms disappear and the anatomic lesions mend. The miracle is characterized by extreme acceleration of the normal process of healing.
    -- Alexis Carrel

    #Cancer #Healing #Dark

  • I believe racism has killed more people than speed, heroin, or cancer, and will continue to kill until it is no more.
    -- Alice Childress

    #Cancer #Believe #Racism

  • One reason milk consumption may lead to cancer risk is insulin-like growth factor, IGF-1 (not to be confused with bovine growth hormone, rBGH). Milk contains IGF-1 for good reason: milk is designed for babies, and IGF-1 helps us grow. IGF-1 affects growth, as well as other functions, and is normally found in our blood. Higher levels of IGF-1, however, appear to stimulate cancer cells.
    -- Alison Stewart

    #Baby #Confused #Cancer

  • 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

    #Cancer #People #Smoking

  • Breast cancer change you, and the change can be beautiful.
    -- Alyssa-Jane Cook

    #Beautiful #Cancer #Breast Cancer

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

    #Cancer #Hair #Patient

  • Families fighting childhood cancer should not have to worry about where they're going to get the next dose of the drug they need to save their child's life.
    -- Amy Klobuchar

    #Children #Cancer #Fighting

  • Don’t ask a writer what he’s working on. It’s like asking someone with cancer on the progress of his disease.
    -- Amy Lowell

    #Cancer #Progress #Asking

  • I plan on ... encouraging so many women who are out there, who are still in the thick of it, who have yet to fight this fight, that you can do it, you can get through this one step at a time.
    -- Amy Robach

    #Cancer #Fighting #Steps

  • Whatever the joke is has to be funny, and not coming from a mean-spirited place. I think some things are totally off limits. If someone's spouse died, or one of their children, I would never joke about that. I don't have any aspirations towards writing any cancer jokes, and there's some stuff that I think is definitely taboo.
    -- Amy Schumer

    #Children #Cancer #Mean

  • I'm not sure I'd classify any topics as off-limits, but I don't look for new territories to offend. There's my joke about when my roommate beat cancer. People talk about cancer survivors like they're warriors, but from where I was sitting, she was just watching television and eating soup. Like, did she go to war? No. She kind of just sat around.
    -- Amy Schumer

    #Cancer #War #People

  • I have cervical cancer. I'm what they call a DES baby... I have been cancer free for 7 years now... I had it the first time when I was 19 and then it came back a few years later after I went through treatment.
    -- Amy Weber

    #Baby #Cancer #Years

  • Cancer's only one page in my life, and I will not allow this page to impact the rest of my life.
    -- Ananda Shankar Jayant

    #Motivation #Cancer #Inspiration

  • The standard treatments for cancer are not meant to heal, but to destroy.
    -- Andreas Moritz

    #Cancer #Treatment #Standards

  • Saying sulfates do not cause acid rain is the same as saying that smoking does not cause lung cancer.
    -- Andrew L. Lewis, Jr.

    #Cancer #Rain #Smoking

  • The moment the doctor said he wanted to do a biopsy, in my heart I thought I'd probably got it. But I also know a lot of people who have also had prostate cancer, so I had a reasonably good idea what to expect.
    -- Andrew Lloyd Webber

    #Cancer #Heart #Doctors

  • My mother died of lung cancer last year. I felt helpless. As an economist, I thought, What can I do?
    -- Andrew Lo

    #Mother #Cancer #Years

  • Commerce is the life blood of the City. If we are not careful, government will become the cancer.
    -- Andrew Ryan

    #Cancer #Government #Blood

  • 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

    #Cancer #America #Purpose

  • When I was 19 years old, both of my parents died in the same year; my mom of cancer and my dad in a car accident. Through the next two or three years and a series of bad decisions - all my own, I might add - I ended up literally homeless, before that was even a word. I even slept occasionally under a pier on the Gulf Coast.
    -- Andy Andrews

    #Mom #Dad #Cancer

  • Life comes with many challenges. The ones that should not scare us are the ones we can take on and take control of.
    -- Angelina Jolie

    #Cancer #Challenges #Scare

  • I know my children will never have to say, 'Mom died of ovarian cancer.'
    -- Angelina Jolie

    #Mom #Children #Cancer

  • For any woman reading this, I hope it helps you to know you have options. I want to encourage every woman, especially if you have a family history of breast or ovarian cancer, to seek out the information and medical experts who can help you through this aspect of your life, and to make your own informed choices.
    -- Angelina Jolie

    #Cancer #Reading #Choices

  • I do not feel any less of a woman. I feel empowered that I made a strong choice that in no way diminishes my femininity.
    -- Angelina Jolie

    #Strong #Cancer #Choices

  • I can tell my children that they don't need to fear they will lose me to breast cancer,
    -- Angelina Jolie

    #Children #Cancer #Needs

  • Breast cancer alone kills some 458,000 people each year, according to the World Health Organization, mainly in low- and middle-income countries. It has got to be a priority to ensure that more women can access gene testing and lifesaving preventive treatment, whatever their means and background, wherever they live.
    -- Angelina Jolie

    #Country #Cancer #Mean

  • Cancer affects everyone, and it's up to all of us to support the important research that can one day make a much sought-after cure a reality.
    -- Angie Harmon

    #Cancer #Reality #Support

  • One of the biggest lessons I learned from nearly dying of cancer is the importance of loving myself unconditionally. In fact, learning to love and accept myself unconditionally is what healed me and brought me back from the brink of death.
    -- Anita Moorjani

    #Cancer #Dying #Facts

  • Dying to be Me: My Journey from Cancer, to Near Death, to True Healing.
    -- Anita Moorjani

    #Cancer #Healing #Journey

  • Cancer is just a word that creates fear. Forget about that word, and let's just focus on balancing your body. All illnesses are just symptoms of imbalance. No illness can remain when your entire system is in balance.
    -- Anita Moorjani

    #Cancer #Focus #Balance

  • 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

    #Beach #Cancer #Ocean

  • With the terrible earthquake and resulting tsunami that have devastated Japan, the only good news is that anyone exposed to excess radiation from the nuclear power plants is now probably much less likely to get cancer.
    -- Ann Coulter

    #Cancer #Japan #Earthquakes

  • There is a growing body of evidence that radiation in excess of what the government says are the minimum amounts we should be exposed to are actually good for you and reduce cases of cancer.
    -- Ann Coulter

    #Cancer #Government #Excess

  • There can be life after breast cancer. The prerequisite is early detection.
    -- Ann Jillian

    #Cancer #Breast Cancer #Breasts

  • My cancer allowed me to explore who I really was. Now I feel like a woman who's able to handle whatever life has dealt her.
    -- Ann Jillian

    #Cancer #Able #Feels

  • When a person has cancer, the whole family really suffers with her.
    -- Ann Jillian

    #Cancer #Suffering #Whole Family

  • If you've ever had a brush with cancer, you're always thinking a pain might be something serious.
    -- Ann Jillian

    #Pain #Cancer #Thinking

  • I read somewhere that Mitt and I have a 'storybook marriage.' Well, in the storybooks I read, there were never long, long, rainy winter afternoons in a house with five boys screaming at once. And those storybooks never seemed to have chapters called MS or breast cancer.
    -- Ann Romney

    #Cancer #Winter #Boys

  • If I were a 40-year-old woman, 40-to-50, I'd want to be getting my mammograms. They catch cancers, and cancer is very curable if you catch it early.
    -- Ann Romney

    #Cancer #Years #Mammograms

  • Aging is like enlightenment at gunpoint. Before I had cancer, I lived my life for my art. After I had cancer, I lived my art for my life. I’ve always said dance is the breath made visible. That covers about everything because once you stop breathing and the breath is no longer visible, you stop moving.
    -- Anna Halprin

    #Art #Cancer #Moving

  • There are little thoughts in your head that can grow until they eat your entire mind. Just tiny little thoughts--they are like a cancer, there is no telling what triggers the spread, or who will be struck, and why some get it and others are spared.
    -- Anne Enright

    #Cancer #Mind #Littles

  • We're all afraid of the same stuff. Mostly we're afraid that we're secretly not okay, that we're disgusting, or frauds, or about to be diagnosed with cancer. ... We want to teach you how to quiet the yammer ... how you can create comfort, inside and outside, how you can get warm, how you can feed yourself. And even learn to get through silence. ... There is a wilderness inside you, and a banquet. Both. [p. 253]
    -- Anne Lamott

    #Cancer #Silence #Comfort

  • Women who have been recently diagnosed with breast cancer can learn a tremendous amount from women who have already been treated.
    -- Anne Wojcicki

    #Cancer #Breast Cancer #Breasts

  • The immune systems goal is to protect the body against invaders either from without, such as microbes, or from within, such as cancers and different types of neoplastic transformation.
    -- Anthony S. Fauci

    #Cancer #Goal #Different

  • 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

    #Fun #Cancer #Today

  • 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

    #Mother #Father #Cancer

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

    #Cancer #Winning #Battle

  • 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

    #Cancer #Believe #Heart

  • I think it's scandalous that we haven't done more to cure cancer.
    -- Arlen Specter

    #Cancer #Thinking #Done

  • 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

    #War #Cancer #Thinking

  • Watch it...people who keep things inside them develop all sorts of disease...all that emotional gunk's got to find an outlet. Angry people develop cysts; stubborn people get arthritis; resentful people die of cancer.
    -- Arlene J. Chai

    #Cancer #Emotional #People

  • I guess most of us would rather not discuss cancer because we are all afraid we might be told we have it. It's hard for people to even say the word, and that's the first obstacle you have to overcome when you are diagnosed with the disease. I think once you understand a little more about it ... I don't mean it gets any easier ... but I think you give it more in-depth thought about how you're going to deal with it.
    -- Arnold Palmer

    #Cancer #Mean #Thinking

  • I would urge the government to allocate more funds toward fighting cancer. My own situation, it made me think. It made me think about the potential of dying. I wouldn't say I was scared. I'm more scared of how it will happen than of it happening. I'm not scared that I'm going to die. I think of how I'm going to die ... I don't want to linger. That scares me a little. The idea of lingering.
    -- Arnold Palmer

    #Cancer #Fighting #Thinking

  • Spending the day with you has been marginally better than watching mother die of cancer.
    -- Arthur M. Jolly

    #Mother #Cancer #Spending

  • Theres no such thing as ageing gracefully. I dont meet people who want to get Alzheimers disease, or who want to get cancer or arthritis or any of the other things that afflict the elderly. Ageing is bad for you, and we better just actually accept that.
    -- Aubrey de Grey

    #Cancer #Elderly #People

  • Whole libraries can be filled with the papers written about cancer and its causes, but the contents of these papers fit on one little library visiting card.
    -- August Bier

    #Cancer #Library #Cards

  • Black people loving and losing is something we don’t see enough of. We’re always in these heightened situations like something big is happening, something funny or something violent. And you know what? Sometimes we die of breast cancer or a broken heart. Things happen that are just not being explored cinematically. It’s time we reinvigorated that type of film.
    -- Ava DuVernay

    #Cancer #Heart #People

  • Jealousy... is a mental cancer.
    -- B. C. Forbes

    #Jealousy #Cancer #Jealous

  • "I'm going over the valley." (Dying from throat cancer, his doctor found him wandering around his room, asked him where was he going?)
    -- Babe Ruth

    #Cancer #Doctors #Dying

  • It will take time to eradicate a cancer like Isil. And any time we take military action, there are risks involved - especially to the servicemen and women who carry out these missions. But I want the American people to understand how this effort will be different from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. It will not involve American combat troops fighting on foreign soil.
    -- Barack Obama

    #Cancer #Military #War

  • Well, the first thing that clued me in to the fact that there was something really scary about breast cancer, way beyond the thought of dying, was coming across an ad in the newspaper for pink breast cancer teddy bears. I am not that afraid of dying, but I am terrified of dying with a pink teddy bear under my arm.
    -- Barbara Ehrenreich

    #Cancer #Scary #Dying

  • There is no point treating a depressed person as though she were just feeling sad, saying, 'There now, hang on, you'll get over it.' Sadness is more or less like a head cold- with patience, it passes. Depression is like cancer.
    -- Barbara Kingsolver

    #Depression #Cancer #Sadness

  • This act is as horrible as killing a cancer cell. It must be done for the sake of the future of the whole. So be it: be prepared for the selection process which is now beginning. We, the elders, have been patiently waiting until the very last moment before the quantum transformation, to take action to cut out this corrupted and corrupting element in the body of humanity. It is like watching a cancer grow; something must be done before the whole body is destroyed... The destructive one fourth must be eliminated from the social body.
    -- Barbara Marx Hubbard

    #Cancer #Cutting #Cells

  • ... once we played at the Fillmore opposite The Cream. Eric Clapton was there and he played his ***** off that night ... backstage Michael Bloomfield introduced me to Eric, and Eric was so nice. He came up to me, put his arms around me and said "Barry, it's such a pleasure to meet you" ... I couldn't figure it out... then Michael told me that he had told Eric I had cancer and two months to live...
    -- Barry Goldberg

    #Music #Nice #Cancer

  • I just have an allergic reaction to lung cancer. Gives me tumors.
    -- Barry Lyga

    #Cancer #Giving #Reactions

  • The AMA virtually stopped the Rife treatment in 1939, first by threatening the physicians using Rife's instrument, then by forcing Rife into court....During the period 1935 to early 1939, the leading laboratory for electronic or energy medicine in the USA, in New Jersy, was independently verifying Rife's discoveries...(this) laboratory was "mysteriously" burned to the ground.....Rife's treatment was ruthlessly suppressed by the AMA's Morris Fishbein.
    -- Barry Lynes

    #Cancer #Discovery #Usa

  • Dr Johnson died in 1944. The suspicion exists that he was silenced...However two federal inspectors did examine his hospital record in the late 1950's. They concluded it was likely that he was poisoned.
    -- Barry Lynes

    #Cancer #Two #Drs

  • A noted cancer specialist in Boston said he believed that if some simple and inexpensive replacement for Chemotherapy for the treatment of cancer were found tomorrow, all US medical schools would teeter on the verge of bankruptcy, so integral a part of their hospital revenues is oncology, the medical specialty of cancer treatment
    -- Barry Lynes

    #Cancer #School #Simple

  • It is important to emphasize again and again and again that finding a cure is not the problem The cures for many cancers, if not most cancers, exist. But they are not being offered to the patient who has cancer.... Being legally permitted to use an alternative cancer therapy is the problem
    -- Barry Lynes

    #Cancer #Important #Alternatives

  • Dean Burk, PhD, of the National Cancer Institute (head of their Cytochemistry Section and 32-year veteran at the agency) declared in a (May 30,1972) letter to (congressman Louis Frey, Jr.) that high officials of the FDA, AMA and ACS (American Cancer Society), were deliberately falsifying information, literally lying...and in other ways thwarting potential cancer cures to which they were opposed.
    -- Barry Lynes

    #Cancer #Lying #Fda

  • Treating only terminal cancer patients, the Rand (anti-cancer) vaccine produced objective improvement in 35% of 600 patients while another 30% demonstrated subjective improvement. FDA stopped the vaccine's use in a federal court hearing where neither the cancer patients nor their doctors were allowed to testify.
    -- Barry Lynes

    #Cancer #Fda #Doctors

  • In 1975, the respected British medical journal Lancet reported on a study which compared the effect on cancer patients of (1) a single chemotherapy, (2) multiple chemotherapy, and (3) no treatment at all. No treatment 'proved a significantly better policy for patients' survival and for quality of remaining life.'
    -- Barry Lynes

    #Cancer #Survival #Quality

  • The public needs to know - they need to know as much about atrial fibrillation as they do about cancer and diabetes.
    -- Barry Manilow

    #Cancer #Needs #Diabetes

  • Positive findings are around twice as likely to be published as negative findings. This is a cancer at the core of evidence-based medicine.
    -- Ben Goldacre

    #Motivation #Cancer #Inspiration

  • The record in the Federal Court discloses that (the NCI) took sides and sought in every way to hinder, suppress and restrict...(a) treatment of cancer.
    -- Benedict Fitzgerald

    #Cancer #Dark #Age

  • Cancer can be attacked directly by metabolic enzymes and then be assisted by the enzyme diet programme. The second greatest cancer breakthrough of the 20th century is the metabolic organic effect on malignant tumours of correcting the body fluid pH to a non-acidic pH 7.1 to 7.5. A neutral pH 7.0 resists cancer formation. An acid body fluid pH of 6.44 and below permits tumours to biochemically become malignant. At pH 7.5 cancer may become inactive; at 8.5 tumours may disintegrate.
    -- Benjamin Carson

    #Cancer #Enzymes #Body

  • Children who grow up getting nutrition from plant foods rather than meats have a tremendous health advantage. They are less likely to develop weight problems, diabetes, high blood pressure and some forms of cancer
    -- Benjamin Spock

    #Children #Growing Up #Cancer

  • Because tobacco is responsible for an impressive one-third of cancers, prevention efforts naturally begin with it.
    -- Bernard Levin

    #Cancer #Effort #Prevention

  • I know patients who bring a dozen roses to the doctor's office. And, boy, the next visit, nobody forgets that. You come in and hey - 'Here's the lady who brought the roses' vs. 'Here's the lung cancer.'
    -- Bernie Siegel

    #Cancer #Boys #Doctors

  • Keep your sunny side up, keep yourself beautiful, and indulge yourself!
    -- Betsey Johnson

    #Beautiful #Cancer #Sides