Great Breast Cancer Quotes: 15 Inspirational Thoughts To Share with A Loved One

Sep 22, 2016
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The right Breast Cancer quote can change a life through inspirational thought. Whether it be a smile or through renewed hope, chances are you, or someone you know, will be affected by the disease and in need of an optimistic refueling.

According to, “about 1 in 8 U.S. women (about 12%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. In 2016, an estimated 246,660 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in women in the U.S.” That’s a lot of people in need of some soothing inspirational thoughts of strength and hope.

Some types of breast cancer can be cured, and there are several treatment options depending on the type of breast cancer, the age of the patient, the stage of the disease and whether or not the cancer has spread. But no matter what your specific situation may be, or who is diagnosed, everyone can agree that breast cancer can put a dent on our hope and optimism.

If you or someone you love has breast cancer, it might seem scary and hopeless. But for every moment filled with fear and devastation, there is a moment of triumph, a story of successful treatment and a reminder that sometimes love and support from the people you care about is all you need.  The right inspiring breast cancer quote may just bring the right thoughts or words to someone you love, at the right time.

Never forget that people DO survive Breast Cancer. Watching warriors fight to battle this disease is both inspiring, uplifting, and a true reminder of just how strong women can be.

These 15 inspirational breast cancer quotes from survivors are meant for you to share with a loved one, or cherish for yourself, if you or someone in your life is fighting to survive this disease.

  1. “I’m stronger than I thought I was. My favorite phrase has been ‘This too shall pass.’ I now understand it really well.”

Robin Roberts, News Anchor

  1. “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, News Anchor

  1. “I’ve always thought of myself as being a warrior. When you actually have a battle, it’s better than when you don’t know who to fight.”

Carly Simon, Singer-Songwriter, Musician, Writer

  1. “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself. So the only thing to be really afraid of is if you don’t go get your mammograms.”

Cynthia Nixon, Actress

  1. “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, Actress

  1. “The only person who can save you is you; That was going to be the thing that informed the rest of my life.”

Sheryl Crow, musician

  1. “Fight each round take it on the chin. And never never never give in.”  

Olivia Newton-John, Actress and Singer-Songwriter in her song “Why Me,” about her battle with breast cancer

  1. “Ultimately, they’re just breasts right? I mean, I love them, they’re mine, they’re beautiful, but in the grand scheme of things, I would rather be alive and grow old with my husband.”

Shannen Doherty, Actress

  1. “One important thing to know is you’re still the same person during it. I’m more eager than ever to do what I did. I want to do everything.”

Kylie Minogue, Singer-Songwriter

  1. “Having cancer does make you try to be better at everything you do and enjoy every moment. It changes you forever. But it can be a positive change.”

Jaclyn Smith, Actress

  1. “Once I overcame breast cancer, I wasn’t afraid of anything anymore.”

Melissa Etheridge, Singer-Songwriter

  1. “If you have a friend or family member with breast cancer, try not to look at her with ‘sad eyes.’ Treat her like you always did; just show a little extra love.”

Hoda Kotb, News Anchor

  1. “Obviously, it wasn’t meant for me to die of cancer at 40. Every day my life surprises me, just like my cancer diagnosis surprised me. But you roll with it. That’s our job as humans.”

Edie Falco, Actress

  1. “Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I’ll try again tomorrow.”

Mary Anne Radmacher, Author

  1. “I laughed more in the hospital than I ever have in my life, making fun of all the weird things that were happening to me.”

Christina Applegate, Actress, on how humor helped her battle breast cancer

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