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Breast Cancer Awareness Quotes

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Positive breast cancer quotes

a young woman holds an adult hand by the hand with a balloon with a symbol of breast cancer

🎈 Print This – Embrace Hope and Courage

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month created to increase attention and awareness each year. We’ve compiled this list of uplifting and inspiring quotes, for those battling breast cancer or survivors. Whether it’s motivational or dedicated to bringing support, these quotes are ready to use even after October.

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💪 Show Strength – United in the Fight

Cancer … the C word … it really affects all of us. There will be an estimated 18.1 million new diagnoses of cancer each year worldwide. 1 in 5 men and 1 in 6 women will be diagnosed at least once in their life. Often, cancer patients or friends and family feel isolated and alone with this illness. We’ve compiled some uplifting and motivational pink October quotes to share with loved ones.

Inspiring and Uplifting Breast Cancer Quotes

Uplifting Breast Cancer Quotes

🌟 Awareness is Power – Spread the Word

  1. “You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have.” – Cayla Mills
  2. “You can be a victim of cancer, or a survivor of cancer. It’s a mindset.” – Dave Pelzer

Strong woman holding breast cancer awareness sign

💖 Print to Empower – Voices of Strength

  1. “Cancer is a word, not a sentence.” – John Diamond
  2. “It’s about focusing on the fight and not the fright.” – Robin Roberts

Determined survivor looking into the distance

👁️ Hope & Strength Visualized – Print This

  1. “Breast cancer is scary and no one understands that like another woman who has gone through it too.” – Mindy Sterling
  2. “Once I overcame breast cancer, I wasn’t afraid of anything anymore.” – Melissa Etheridge

Words STOP CANCER on a chalkboard

🛑 Ink Support – Advocacy in Print

  1. “You beat cancer by how you live, why you live and in the manner in which you live.”
  2. “Since I had cancer I’ve realised that every day is a bonus.” – Geoffrey Boycott

Boxer in pink gloves ready for a fight

🥊 Fight Back – Print the Punch of Pink

  1. “Cancer didn’t bring me to my knees, it brought me to my feet.” – Michael Douglas
  2. “I’m going to beat this cancer or die trying.” – Michael Landon

Two women sharing support, one with a bald head

🤝 Shared Strength – Print & Connect

  1. “The most important thing in illness is never to lose heart.” – Nikolai Lenin
  2. “Cancer may have started the fight, but I will finish it.”

Footprints on sand with a pink ribbon nearby

🎗️ Footprints of Hope – Capture This Moment

  1. “The human spirit is stronger than anything that can happen to it.” – CC Scott
  2. “Never give up. Life is worth living. There is life after cancer.”

Individual climbing a peak symbolizing cancer battle

⛰️ Overcoming Obstacles – Print the Climb

  1. “It’s not what they take away from you that counts – it’s what you do with what you have left.” – Hubert Humphrey
  2. “We have two options, medically and emotionally: give up or fight like hell.” – Lance Armstrong

Woman standing tall with a victory gesture

✊ Triumph in Print – Celebrate Victory

  1. “Cancer affects all of us, whether you’re a daughter, mother, sister, friend, coworker, doctor, or patient.” – Jennifer Aniston
  2. “Cure sometimes, treat often, comfort always.” – Hippocrates

Heart-shaped pink ribbon showing unwavering spirit

💓 Heart of Courage – Keep This Close

  1. “Never, never, never give up.” – Winston Churchill
  2. “We cannot direct the wind but we can adjust the sails.”

Runner on starting line ready to beat cancer

🏃‍♀️ Ready to Beat Cancer – Print Your Resolve

  1. "Cure sometimes, treat often comfort always" - Hippocrates
  2. “Never, never, never give up.” – Winston Churchill

Glowing light surrounded by darkness

💡 Light of Hope in Darkness – Illuminate It

  1. “We cannot direct the wind but we can adjust the sails.”
  2. “The important thing is not how many years in your life but how much life in your years.” – Edward J. Stieglitz

Half-filled jar with pink sand symbolizing hope

🏺 Fill Your Life with Hope – Print & Reflect

  1. "Keep calm and fight on."
  2. "Pink power."

Group of diverse women showing unity against cancer

🌍 United in Pink – Celebrate Togetherness

  1. "For every mountains there is a miracle." - Robert H. Schuller
  2. "Nothing can dim the light that shines from within"

Hand comforting another with a pink wristband

🤲 Holding Hands in Support – Print the Solidarity

  1. "We are strong together."
  2. “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

Sailboat in storm adjusting its pink sails

⛵ Navigating Storms – Set Your Course with Hope

  1. “We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.” – Kenji Miyazawa
  2. “You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think, and twice as beautiful as you’d ever imagined.” – Rumi

Close-up of a pinned pink ribbon

🎗️ Symbol of Survival – Wear It with Pride

  1. “Remember how far you’ve come, not just how far you have to go. You may not be where you want to be, but neither are you where you used to be.” – Rick Warren
  2. “Cancer opens many doors. One of the most important is your heart.” – Greg Anderson

Mountain peak at sunrise with a pink hue

🌸 Inspire with Pink – Print a Message of Hope

  1. “When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this: you haven’t.” – Thomas Edison
  2. “The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.” – Alan W. Watts

Bright candle illuminating a pink ribbon

🕯️ Illuminate Hope – Print Edison's Wisdom

  1. “Life is a shipwreck, but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats.” – Voltaire
  2. “There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as the expectation of something tomorrow.” – Orison Swett Marden

Chain of hands linked showcasing unity

🤝 United in Hope – Print Voltaire's Insight

  1. “You are not your illness. You have an individual story to tell. You have a name, a history, a personality. Staying yourself is part of the battle.” – Julian Seifter
  2. “The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths.” – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
a young woman in a white jacket with a distinctive symbol on her chest - a ribbon symbolizing the fight against breast cancer

💗 Your Story Matters – Print for Strength

To sum it all up, we all know someone who has been affected by this disease or could use some support in their time of need, we hope you like these Breast Cancer Awareness Quotes to live by right here. We used our web app to create these stunning, pink images. Check it out and make your own … and even personalize it for a loved one!

Profile of woman with breast cancer ribbon tattoo

🎗️ Wear Your Ribbon Proudly – Print & Support