Top Breast Cancer Quotes

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Favorite Breast Cancer Quotes

1. "There can be life after breast cancer. The prerequisite is early detection."
Author: Ann Jillian
2. "Breast cancer, I can now report, did not make me prettier or stronger, more feminine or spiritual. What it gave me, if you want to call this a "gift," was a very personal, agonizing encounter with an ideological force in American culture that I had not been aware of before—one that encourages us to deny reality, submit cheerfully to misfortune, and blame only ourselves for our fate."
Author: Barbara Ehrenreich
3. "With over 3 million women battling breast cancer today, everywhere you turn there is a mother, daughter, sister, or friend who has been affected by breast cancer."
Author: Betsey Johnson
4. "This was our last stop. This was it. We had those two embryos that we had banked prior to learning about the breast cancer, and with the medicine she was on, this was our last effort. The prayers were answered."
Author: Bill Rancic
5. "I'm a huge breast cancer awareness advocate because my mom went through breast cancer recently. It really brought our family closer."
Author: Brenda Song
6. "This show has shown me how to throw a punch. But watching my future sister-in-law go through breast cancer has also shown me how to take one."
Author: Charlotte Ross
7. "I always sort of thought, 'I'm probably going to get breast cancer. There's a really good chance.'"
Author: Cynthia Nixon
8. "My mother has battled breast cancer three times."
Author: Cynthia Nixon
9. "My goal is people associate November with COPD awareness month as much as they notice October with breast cancer and pink. That'd be a great thing if it happened. The fact that COPD kills more people than breast cancer and diabetes put together should raise some red flags."
Author: Danica Patrick
10. "Diindolylmethane (DIM)—This is a phytochemical found in cruciferous vegetables like broccoli and cauliflower. It shifts estrogen metabolism to favor the friendly or harmless estrogen metabolites. DIM can significantly increase the urinary excretion of the "bad" estrogens in as little as four weeks. The typical dose of DIM is 75–300 mg per day. Omega-3 Fatty Acids (fish oils)—These contain eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), which has been reported in laboratory studies to help control estrogen metabolism and decrease the risk of breast cancer. Eating grass-fed organic beef also supplies these fats. I typically recommend 2,000 mg a day. Calcium d-glucarate—This natural compound is found in fruits and vegetables like apples, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, and cabbage. Calcium d-glucarate inhibits the enzyme that contributes to breast, prostate, and colon cancers. It also reduces reabsorbed estrogen from the digestive tract."
Author: Daniel G. Amen
11. "Probiotics—These help maintain healthy intestinal flora and healthy estrogen levels. Make sure you get human-strain probiotics that have live cultures. Consider taking 10–60 billion units per day. Plant Phytoestrogens—These plant-based compounds have healthy estrogen-like activity and have been found helpful for a variety of conditions, including menopausal symptoms, PMS, and endometriosis. Phytoestrogens can be found in soy, kudzu, red clover, and pomegranate. Resveratrol is a bioflavonoid antioxidant that occurs naturally in grapes and red wine and has been reported to inhibit breast cancer cell growth in laboratory studies. Black cohosh—This herb has been used for centuries by Native Americans for hormonal balance in women."
Author: Daniel G. Amen
12. "In human studies, black cohosh has been found to decrease hot flashes associated with menopause. Unlike conventional estrogen effects on individuals predisposed to breast cancer, black cohosh has been shown in laboratory studies to inhibit cancer cells. Most studies used doses of 20–80 mg twice daily, providing 4–8 mg triterpene glycosides for up to six months. Melatonin—This hormone is produced in the pineal gland that, among other functions, helps sleep. Melatonin levels decline with age and may lead to the sleep disturbances common during menopause. Melatonin has been shown in laboratory studies to inhibit the growth of breast cancer cells. Melatonin acts as an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant in the brain and other tissues like the intestine. Studies show that low melatonin levels increase breast cancer risk in women. So if you are having trouble sleeping consider 3–6 mg of melatonin before bed. It may boost your immune system and help you sleep."
Author: Daniel G. Amen
13. "I have to admit, like so many women, I always knew there was a chance. But like so many women, I never thought it would be me. I never thought I'd hear those devastating words: 'You have breast cancer.'"
Author: Debbie Wasserman Schultz
14. "Breast cancer is not just a disease that strikes at women. It strikes at the very heart of who we are as women: how others perceive us, how we perceive ourselves, how we live, work and raise our families-or whether we do these things at all."
Author: Debbie Wasserman Schultz
15. "People used to say everyone knows someone who's had breast cancer. In the past few weeks, I've learned something else: Everyone has someone close to them who has had breast cancer."
Author: Debbie Wasserman Schultz
16. "Breast cancer is being detected at an earlier, more treatable stage these days, largely because women are taking more preventive measures, like self-exams and regular mammograms. And treatment is getting better too."
Author: Elizabeth Hurley
17. "I know so many people who have battled breast cancer and they didn't all make it."
Author: Elizabeth Hurley
18. "I was actually very pleased that they let me do it, because I feel very deeply for breast cancer survivors. I don't have it, but it is in my family. I've always been very aware of it. I go for mammograms and checkups."
Author: Erika Slezak
19. "My efforts to join the fight against breast cancer all began around the fact that women were getting short-changed in the medical arena."
Author: Evelyn Lauder
20. "People get old, get sick and die. Or they die suddenly. Or their deaths drag on forever. My friend Tory is dying a slow, excruciatingly painful death of bone cancer. Eight friends have died of breast cancer. Polar bears are dying. Honeybees are vanishing. The oceans are drying up. There is a part of me that wants my money back. That wants to say, 'I didn't sign up for this. I don't like the way this whole thing is set up and I won't participate in it."
Author: Geneen Roth
21. "I have a new found respect for women who have been through breast cancer and this surgery."
Author: Giuliana Rancic
22. "When I went public with my breast cancer diagnosis six weeks ago, the overwhelming outpouring of love, prayers and support really helped me heal faster. I want to make sure to thank everyone."
Author: Giuliana Rancic
23. "Through my attempt to get pregnant through IVF, we sadly found out that I have early stages of breast cancer. It's been a shock."
Author: Giuliana Rancic
24. "Think about it: Look at the strides of awareness and treatment and tests that women have had with breast cancer, that the gay community has had with AIDS, because they're active and they talk about it."
Author: Herbie Mann
25. "I think after overcoming breast cancer, you sort of become fearless and somehow going up to your boss to talk about a possible promotion doesn't seem like such a daunting task anymore."
Author: Hoda Kotb
26. "If it weren't for my breast cancer, I wouldn't be a 'Today' host. After I got better, I talked to my boss about working on the show. Six months before, I'd have been terrified to go in there and ask for what I wanted. But after what I'd been through, how could I be scared of being told no?"
Author: Hoda Kotb
27. "He said breast cancer is part of you,'' Hoda recalled. "He said it's like going to college or getting married or working at NBC. I will never forget what he said, because it changed the course of my life."
Author: Hoda Kotb
28. "I personally know women who are Breast Cancer survivors and will do all I can to support the cause. Besides, I love boobies!"
Author: Jane Wiedlin
29. "Both of my grandmothers were diagnosed with breast cancer - one is a survivor and one passed away."
Author: Jessica Simpson
30. "For people who don't know me, I practiced medicine in Casper, Wyoming for 25 years as an orthopedic surgeon, taking care of families in Wyoming. I've been chief of staff of the largest hospital in our state. My wife is a breast cancer survivor."
Author: John Barrasso
31. "It was uncertain. She was in her early forties. Breast cancer. No one could identify exactly how everyone had come to know this fact. Was it a fact? Some people called it rumor. But in fact there was no such thing as rumor. There was fact, and there was what did not come up in conversation."
Author: Joshua Ferris
32. "My mom, she's a breast cancer survivor and because of that I had started getting mammograms once a year, starting at age 30."
Author: Kate Walsh
33. "Without yoga, my breast cancer experience would have been much more difficult. The trust, courage and strength one develops through the practice of yoga will set anyone up to face life's most challenging experiences. I've heard folks say «Oh, I don't do yoga.» Give yoga a chance, and you will find that it's so much more than pretzel poses. Yoga is about finding your own balance in our crazy, tempestuous times. It's about standing tall with confidence even when the winds of your world are swirling around you."
Author: Kathryn E. Livingston
34. "Shortly before I turned 37 and my older daughter turned 3, I was diagnosed with breast cancer: stage III of IV."
Author: Kelly Corrigan
35. "What really got me focused on cancer was when my best friend was diagnosed with breast cancer, and even though she was a well-to-do person, I found that her treatment costs were crippling."
Author: Kiran Mazumdar Shaw
36. "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."
Author: Larry Craig
37. "If a relative has suffered Ovarian or Breast Cancer, get the genetic screening. It saves lives."
Author: Lisa Jey Davis
38. "Well, right now, technically, I have no breast cancer."
Author: Lynn Redgrave
39. "Cancer has been unfortunately in my life. My mom's best friend is kicking ass in her battle with breast cancer. Both of my grandmas had cancer. I recently lost a friend to cancer."
Author: Marla Sokoloff
40. "I do a lot of races for the cure for breast cancer."
Author: Mary Ann Mobley
41. "Breast cancer is scary and no one understands that like another woman who has gone through it too."
Author: Mindy Sterling
42. "Most breast cancer-related deaths can be prevented through simple and painless preventive measures. A late diagnosis can result in more serious, long-term consequences."
Author: Olympia Snowe
43. "My mom was diagnosed with breast cancer when I was 13 and it was something we weren't really aware of as a family."
Author: Rima Fakih
44. "Survival rates for breast cancer are relatively good, but Krishnan has been around illness enough to know there is usually a cruel injustice about the way it strikes. Cranky patients defy the odds, while the kind ones, the ones who bake him cookies or bring him tomatoes from their garden, always seem to die early. Mortality rates utilize the law of averages without consideration for who is most deserving."
Author: Shilpi Somaya Gowda
45. "A breast cancer might turn out to have a close resemblance to a gastric cancer. And this kind of reorganization of cancer in terms of its internal genetic anatomy has really changed the way we treat and approach cancer in general."
Author: Siddhartha Mukherjee
46. "To take estrogen or not to take estrogen:That is the question.Whether 'tis nobler to abstain and sufferThe sweat and puddles of outrageous flashesOr to take arms against a sea of mood swings,And by opposing end them? To die: to sleep;No more; at first the studies say 'twill endThe heart attacks and thousand bouts of bloatThat flesh is heir to, 'tis a true confusion - For then they say 'twill cause us all to diePerchance from breast cancer; ay, there's the rub;For who can dream or even sleep while worrying aboutWhat doctors might be saying come next week?"
Author: Sonya Sones
47. "Mom's hard and fast rule had been that my friends and I had to stay away from those tracks. The last GS&WM freight had passed along them ten years before, and weeds were growing up between the rusty ties, but that made no difference to Mom. She was convinced that if we played there, one last train (call it the Kid-Eating special) would go bulleting through and turns us all to paste. Only she was the one who got hit by an unscheduled train -- metastatic breast cancer at the age of forty-seven. One mean fucking express."
Author: Stephen King
48. "CHART 14.3: FAT INTAKE AND BREAST CANCER MORTALITY"
Author: T. Colin Campbell

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