Today is World Cancer Day. I didn’t know of this day until recently because of my struggles. Love, Hope and Faith are needed to see yourself or someone close to you through this crisis. Here are some inspirational quotes that can help.
Cancer kills more than 8 million people a year, and the number of new cases is on the rise, according to the World Health Organization. The most common cancers include breast, lung, prostate and colon. People who use tobacco, have unhealthy diets, breathe in air pollution or don’t exercise can be especially susceptible to succumbing to the disease.
As of 2014, the number of people surviving their cancer diagnosis exceeded 14 million, according to cancer.gov. By 2026, the number of survivors could surpass 20 million.
Getting through a cancer crisis requires you to dig deep into yourself. Inspiration can give you a hook to hang on. Here are 10 quotes.
“Cancer is a word, not a sentence.” — John Diamond
“Cancer didn’t bring me to my knees, it brought me to my feet.” — Michael Douglas
“You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have.” — Cayla Mills
“We have two options, medically and emotionally: Give up or fight like hell.” — Lance Armstrong
“Optimism is the foundation of courage.” — Nicholas Murray Butler
“If I could be anything, I would have wanted to be the president that ended cancer, because it’s possible.” — Joe Biden
“The only way to make sense of change is to plunge into it, flow with it … and join the dance.” — Alan Watts
“When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.” — Franklin D. Roosevelt
“I am not this hair, I am not this skin, I am the soul that lives within.” — Jalal ad-Din Rumi
“Whether you think you can or you can’t, you’re probably right.” — Henry Ford