Inspirational Quotes for Breast Cancer

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When I was first diagnosed with breast cancer I made a conscious decision that I was not going to be upset or mope about “what ifs” and “why mes”. Instead I was going to work really hard on my mindset, focusing on positive thoughts and moving forward. Enter, inspirational quotes for breast cancer patients.

I am convinced that my positive attitude has helped my healing a lot, both physically and mentally. I have been able to cope much better emotionally and physically – pain was almost non-existent, and I have back all the mobility and strength I had pre-bilateral mastectomy, three surgeries and nine months later.

Finding the positives has also helped with my acceptance of my new boobs. The scars will never go away, but I am happy with my results so far. I can’t wait to see them finished when I get my tattoos in a few months.

While I have not always been 100% successful, my mind does wander off every now and then, I have found that having mantras and positive sayings around me has been as easy way to bring my thoughts back to where I want them to be. So print these out, put them on post-it notes or make them your screen saver. Seeing them often will help you too.

Inspirational Quotes for Breast Cancer

You can’t control everything that happens to you but you can control how you react – Brian Tracey

Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain – Jack Kerouac

You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice – Bob Marley

Whether you think you can or think you can’t – you’re right!

Henry Ford

Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about learning how to dance in the rain. – Vivian Greene

Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful – Joshua J. Marine

The pain you feel today is the strength you feel tomorrow. For every challenge encountered there is opportunity for growth – Unknown

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

Don’t look back. You’re not going that way – Mary Engelbreit

This too shall pass – Unknown (perhaps King Solomon)

When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind – Henry Ford

Inspirational Quotes for Breast Cancer

If the plan doesn’t work, change the plan, but never the goal – Unknown

Holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die – Unknown

People who wonder if the glass is half empty or full miss the point. The glass is refillable – Unknown

H.O.P.E. = Hold On. Pain Ends – Unknown

You must do the thing you think you cannot do – Eleanor Roosevelt

Sometimes when you’re in a dark place you think you’ve been buried but you’ve actually been planted

Christine Caine

Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing the monkey bars. You have to let go at some point in order to move forward – CS Lewis

You don’t need to see the whole staircase, just take the first step – Martin Luther King Jr

When you feel like giving up just remember that there are a lot of people you still have to prove wrong – Unknown

I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it – Maya Angelou

Do you have a favourite quote that is helping you? Let me know in the comments below.

Have you joined a breast cancer support group on Facebook but been completely overwhelmed by some of the posts? It’s fantastic that these groups are an open forum and all sorts of questions, worries and issues are addressed, but sometimes they can be too much. In fact sometimes they can be downright scary.

If you would still like to join a support group on Facebook but not be faced with some of the scarier aspects when you don’t want to see them, come and join Positive Breast Cancer Stories. Here we share positive stories, celebrate milestones and encourage each other rather than deal with the technical information >>
Click here to join now

Want to learn more about my experiences? Try these posts
My Bilateral Mastectomy with Tissue Expanders
What to Take to Hospital for Breast Surgery
Taking Tamoxifen

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Inspirational Quotes for Breast Cancer


  1. One of my favourites comes from an old children’s song by Burl Ives: “When you go through life make this your goal, watch the donut, not the hole”.

  2. Thank you for this. Right now I’m overloading myself with positive affirmations in order to push away the fear of what I am facing.

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