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Inspiring Quotes for Breast Cancer Awareness: Share the Support

Originally Published Jun 03, 2024Updated Jun 03, 2024

25+ Positive Breast Cancer Awareness Quotes to Motivate & Inspire

Share Your Support: Breast Cancer Awareness Quotes & Sayings

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.

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 for Breast Cancer Awareness month. Include them in a card to help light up the day of a loved one touched by this disease, or include in an Instagram post to make the right words count.

Here at Picta, we have a wide collection of Get Well Soon cards, ready in 1 hour at the Walgreens closest to you for a cheer-me-up little present for someone after a round of chemo or once they are back home from a surgery.

Inspiring and Uplifting Breast Cancer Quotes

  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
  3. “Cancer is a word, not a sentence.” – John Diamond
  4. “It’s about focusing on the fight and not the fright.” – Robin Roberts
  5. “Breast cancer is scary and no one understands that like another woman who has gone through it too.” – Mindy Sterling
  6. “You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think, and twice as beautiful as you’d ever imagined.” – Rumi
  7. “Once I overcame breast cancer, I wasn’t afraid of anything anymore.” – Melissa Etheridge
  8. “You beat cancer by how you live, why you live and in the manner in which you live.”
  9. “Since I had cancer I’ve realised that every day is a bonus.” – Geoffrey Boycott
  10. “Cancer didn’t bring me to my knees, it brought me to my feet.” – Michael Douglas
  11. “I’m going to beat this cancer or die trying.” – Michael Landon
  12. “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
  13. “The most important thing in illness is never to lose heart.” – Nikolai Lenin
  14. “Cancer may have started the fight, but I will finish it.”
  15. “The human spirit is stronger than anything that can happen to it.” – CC Scott
  16. “Never give up. Life is worth living. There is life after cancer.”
  17. “It’s not what they take away from you that counts – it’s what you do with what you have left.” – Hubert Humphrey
  18. “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
  19. “We have two options, medically and emotionally: give up or fight like hell.” – Lance Armstrong
  20. “Cancer affects all of us, whether you’re a daughter, mother, sister, friend, coworker, doctor, or patient.” – Jennifer Aniston
  21. “Cure sometimes, treat often, comfort always.” – Hippocrates
  22. “Never, never, never give up.” – Winston Churchill
  23. “We cannot direct the wind but we can adjust the sails.”
  24. “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
  25. “Awareness today, a cure tomorrow” - Unknown

Whether you know someone personally with Breast Cancer or are preparing an Instagram post for Pink October in support of those touched by this illness, we hope these 25 Pink October Breast cancer Awareness quotes helped to strengthen and inspire you!

Sometimes, it can be tough to find the right words. We hope we can help with this compilation of cancer-related sayings and quotes! Perfect to include in a card to support a loved one ready to fight the good fight against breast cancer (or another cancer), or adding to a social media post or story. These inspirational quotes can spread strength and hope during this difficult time, so whether you are wearing a pink ribbon during October to support survivors or those currently battling breast cancer or just taking the time to reflect and share some inspirational messages, know that you are doing your part in this fight! 


Leah from Picta

Written by Leah from Picta

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Leah is a self-proclaimed iced coffee enthusiast, "word artist", and brunch connoisseur. 
By day, she makes a living by creating all this content you know and hopefully love for Picta on the blog, in your inbox, or on social media. 
By night, she enjoys cooking up something new in the kitchen, hopping on her road bike, and painting watercolors with a glass of rosé (or two or three)!

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