92 Chemotherapy Quotes To Inspire You

Following is our list of chemotherapy quotations and slogans full of insightful wisdom and perspective about chemo.

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Top 10 Chemotherapy Quotes (BEST)

  1. Writing isn't a source of pain. It's psychic chemotherapy. It reduces your psychological tumors and relieves your pain. — Dean Koontz
  2. It is very easy for me to imagine in 200 years, people looking back at chemotherapy as proof that people of the 20th century were insane and just morons. — Chuck Klosterman
  3. If you avoid the killer diseases and keep the degenerative ones under control with sensible diet and exercise and whatever chemotherapy you need to stay in balance, you can live nearly forever. — Wallace Stegner
  4. I couldn't possibly lead the kind of life I lead, and keep the schedule that I do, having radiation or chemotherapy. — Nancy Reagan
  5. There are three types of chemotherapy that work for cancer. Testicular, like Lance Armstrong. Childhood leukemia, they're doing great things. And lymphoma and non-Hodgkin's. — Suzanne Somers
  6. Everything was going for me, I didn't even know the meaning of the word insecurity and suddenly I am surrounded by words like operation, cancer, chemotherapy, radiation. — Delta Goodrem
  7. I have friends who are going through chemotherapy, and they make the darkest, most hideous cancer jokes you've ever heard. — Kathy Griffin
  8. Chemotherapy is just medieval. It's such a blunt instrument. We're going to look back on it like we do the dark ages. — Eric Topol
  9. I have to say that after chemotherapy, Barbara Boxer just isn't that scary anymore. — Barbara Boxer
  10. 1.7% increase in terms of success rate a year, its nothing. By the time we get to the 24 century we might have effective treatments, Star Trek will be long gone by that time. — Ralph W. Moss

The Most Famous Chemotherapy Quotes

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Together we can make a world where cancer no longer means living with fear, without hope, or worse. — Patrick Swayze

I look like a turkey with leukemia. — Birdman

My eldest son George had acute myeloid leukaemia when he was a tiny baby, he is now 20 and doing very well. He is a mini-miracle in many ways. — Gary Lineker

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

Cancer is a curious thing...Nobody knows what the cause is,Though some pretend they do;It's like some hidden assassin,Waiting to strike at you.Childless women get it,And men when they retire.It — W. H. Auden

We're going to raise a lot of money for cancer awareness, give some to the American Cancer Society and hopefully make a big difference. — LL Cool J

I feel like I had zero control over getting cancer, but I have 100 percent control over how I will respond to dealing with cancer. — Kay Yow

Homeopathy offers a safe, natural alternative that causes no side effects or drug interactions. — Cindy Crawford

This particular nurse said, Cancer cells are those which have forgotten how to die. I was so struck by this statement. — Harold Pinter

It is better not to apply any treatment in cases of occult cancer; for if treated (by surgery), the patients die quickly; but if not treated, they hold out for a long time. — Hippocrates

Short Chemotherapy Quotes

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  • Of several remedies, the physician should choose the least sensational. — Hippocrates
  • Time is shortening. But every day that I challenge this cancer and survive is a victory for me. — Ingmar Bergman
  • Leave your drugs in the chemist's pot if you can heal the patient with food. — Hippocrates
  • Relationships are the agents of change and the most powerful therapy is human love. — Bruce D. Perry
  • Having cancer gave me membership in an elite club I'd rather not belong to. — Gilda Radner
  • If you don't have cancer, cherish life. If you do, cherish it even more — Jim Stynes
  • What I can argue is that no one should have to die of a disease that is treatable. — Paul Farmer

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Cancer Treatment Quotes

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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

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

Surgery for early stage non-small cell lung cancer is standard treatment and is likely curative. Yet, fewer blacks than whites undergo surgery for the disease, leading to a higher mortality rate among blacks with lung cancer. — Henry Ford

The present treatments for brain cancer are not curative. We need new and better treatments. More funding for research. Legislation to improve the research system and to provide better access to care, treatment, and rehabilitation services for all brain tumor survivors. — Shannon O'Brien

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

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

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

We once thought of cancer as an incurable disease; then we started treating it. — David Sinclair

The chemotherapy was very peculiar, something that makes you feel much worse than the cancer itself, a very nasty thing. I used to go to treatment on my own, and nearly everybody else was with somebody. I wouldn't have liked that. Why would you want to make anybody sit in those places? — Maggie Smith

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

Chemo Quotes

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I had a mastectomy in 1998, and then chemo. — Carly Simon

What happened with cancer was that I just became a body. There was nothing else but body for a month. I was chemo'd and operated on and cut and poked. At first it was really horrifying and scary, and then it was just,Wow. You're in your body. This is body! — Eve Ensler

People didn't feel so much shame around it and that they didn't feel so much humiliation around it. And the other thing that people have given me a lot of feedback about - something I'm very excited about - is all the stuff around chemo as an "empathetic warrior." — Eve Ensler

Two to 4% of cancers respond to chemotherapy....The bottom line is for a few kinds of cancer chemo is a life extending procedure-Hodgkin's disease, Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL), Testicular cancer, and Choriocarcinoma. — Ralph W. Moss

The [Tumor Treating Fields] patients can undergo all the activities of their daily life. There's none of the tiredness. There's none of what is called the 'chemo head.' — Bill Doyle

I danced through chemo and radiation cycles. — Ananda Shankar Jayant

I called the album 'The Chemo' because it seems like the industry and music overall is dying slowly. — Busta Rhymes

I ate while I was taking chemo. The doctors didn't know. I really didn't get any nausea. I didn't have side effects. I would be drained for a day and a half. — Eric Davis

I will be a role model for cancer patients for the rest of my life. But you know what? When I was getting chemo, those people inspired me. — Eric Davis

It's much easier to go through something and deal with it without being under a microscope... It was stressful. I was terrified getting the chemo. It's not pleasant. And the radiation is not pleasant. — Farrah Fawcett

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More Chemotherapy Quotes

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I had three sessions of chemotherapy so it was really tough, it was hard to go through it. But while I was going through my treatment, I was always motivated that I was going to come back and play for India. I think that's what kept me going and got me through. — Yuvraj Singh

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

Insects leave (Madagascar periwinkle) Catharanthus roseus out of their diets. So, for that matter, do deer. The reason is that the plants are loaded with alkaloids so potent that they are the source of vincristine and vinblastine. These are drugs important in routines of chemotherapy for treating Hodgkin's disease and certain forms of leukemia. — Allen Lacy

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

....chemotherapy's success record is dismal. It can achieve remissions in about 7% of all human cancers; for an additional 15% of cases, survival can be "prolonged" beyond the point at which death would be expected without treatment. This type of survival is not the same as a cure or even restored quality of life. — John Diamond

NCI now actually anticipates further increases, and not decreases, in cancer mortality rates, from 171/100,000 in 1984 to 175/100,000 by the year 2000! — Samuel Epstein

For a couple of days after chemotherapy, food tastes really bland, even the best foods. I haven't been sick, but have been a little tired. I haven't lost any weight. — Grete Waitz

I had a prostatectomy in the fall and fortunately it was encapsulated and I didn't have to go through chemotherapy. — Steve Garvey

The great success stories of chemotherapy were always in relatively obscure types of cancer. Childhood leukemia constitutes less than two percent of all cancers and many of chemotherapy's other successes were in diseases so rare that many clinicians had never even seen a single case — Ralph W. Moss

I simply cannot see how denying chemotherapy treatment for Palestinian children increases Israel's security or advances U.S. national interests. — Lois Capps

[M]ilitary metaphors have more and more come to infuse all aspects of the description of the medical situation. Disease is seen as an invasion of alien organisms, to which the body responds by its own military operations, such as the mobilizing of immunological "defenses", and medicine is "aggressive" as in the language of most chemotherapies. — Susan Sontag

It's the closest to death I have ever been. The chemotherapy takes you as far down into hell as you've ever, ever been. — Melissa Etheridge

Chemotherapy and radiotherapy will make the ancient method of drilling holes in a patient's head to permit the escape of demons look relatively advanced. Toxic chemotherapy is a hoax. The doctors who use it are guilty of pre-meditated murder, and the use of cobalt and other methods of cancer treatment popular today effectively closes the door on cure. — Jr. Krebs

Chemotherapy isn't good for you. So when you feel bad, as I am feeling now, you think, 'Well that is a good thing because it's supposed to be poison. If it's making the tumor feel this queasy, then I'm OK with it.' — Christopher Hitchens

Medicine has changed greatly in the last decades. Widespread vaccinations have practically eradicated many illnesses, at least in western Europe and the United States. The use of chemotherapy, especially the antibiotics, has contributed to an ever decreasing number of fatalities in infectious diseases. — Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

I've had two cancer bouts in my years on the Court, and the first one, Justice O'Connor told me, 'Now, you do the chemotherapy on Friday because you'll get over it during the weekend and you can be back in court on Monday.' — Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Chemotherapy is a good thing even though it kills healthy cells. But we still hope for something better. We'd like to prevent cancer in the first place. — Jaron Lanier

I have leukemia, and my chemotherapy has destroyed my immune system. — Eric Reeves

I'd stop calling it "chemotherapy." I'd call it "transformational juice." Infusion suites would become "transformational suites" or "journey rooms." — Eve Ensler

I was told by six doctors over six days that they could start me on full-body chemotherapy. And I said, "If you know where I'm coming from, I'd rather die." — Suzanne Somers

Most people think, "Life sucks, and then you die." I disagree. I think life sucks. Then you get cancer. Then you go into chemotherapy. You lose all your hair, you feel bad about yourself. Then all of the sudden the cancer goes into remission, and then all of the sudden you have a stroke. You can't move your right side. And then, maybe, you die. — Denis Leary

Chemotherapy is such a hard, hard kiss. Anything we can do to alleviate its side effects should be intelligently explored with an open mind. — Diane Ladd

Chemotherapy takes its toll; the more you keep doing it, you lose your energy, and it gets more difficult to swallow. — Michael Douglas

Chemotherapy is an opponent in itself - simultaneously curing you and hurting you. — Jenna Morasca

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

Aside from certain rare cancers, it is not possible to detect any sudden changes in the death rates for any of the major cancers that could be credited to chemotherapy. Whether any of the common cancers can be cured by chemotherapy has yet to be established. — John Cairns

If cancer specialists were to admit publicly that chemotherapy is of limited usefulness and is often dangerous, the public might demand a radical change in direction-possibly toward unorthodox and nontoxic methods, and toward cancer prevention. ...The use of chemotherapy is even advocated by those members of the establishment who realize how ineffective and dangerous it can be. — Ralph W. Moss

A study of over 10,000 patients shows clearly that chemo's supposedly strong track record with Hodgkin's disease (lymphoma) is actually a lie. Patients who underwent chemo were 14 times more likely to develop leukemia and 6 times more likely to develop cancers of the bones, joints, and soft tissues than those patients who did not undergo chemotherapy . — John Diamond

Chemotherapy isn't easy. I felt very fortunate I wouldn't have to go through that. — Jaclyn Smith

Chemotherapy and radiotherapy will make the ancient method of drilling holes in a patient's head to permit the escape of demons look relatively advanced.... Toxic chemotherapy is a hoax. The doctors who use it are guilty of pre-meditated murder, and the use of cobalt and other methods of cancer treatment popular today effectively closes the door on cure. — Ernst T. Krebs

...One of the side effects of (surgery, anesthesia,) X-ray..., and chemotherapy, is the suppression...of the patient's immunological defenses...A simple cold often leads to the death from pneumonia - and ('pneumonia') is what appears on the death certificate, not cancer. — G. Edward Griffin

The survival rate of Dr Burton's patients approximately doubled the maximum survival rate of conventionally treated patients. Had these findings pertained to a chemotherapy drug instead of IAT, massive amounts of funding would have been allocated to investigate the drug. Once again, the politics of cancer barred a potentially valuable treatment from reaching the public. — Jared Diamond

A study was done which shows the majority of oncologists who refer patients for chemotherapy for lung cancer would not themselves take chemotherapy for lung cancer. And in fact if the chemotherapy involved cis-platen, something like 75% of them said they wouldn't take it. But what do these people do all day long? They're sending people for cis-platen. — Ralph W. Moss

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