Top Chemo Quotes

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1. "I called the album 'The Chemo' because it seems like the industry and music overall is dying slowly."
Author: Busta Rhymes
2. "Are you scared?""Of what?" "Dying." Jemma was nothing, if she was not blunt."I'm not expecting to die, Jemma. I'm expecting to have treatment, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, whatever it takes, but I'm expecting to come through this."
Author: Calvin Wade
3. "I had a mastectomy in 1998, and then chemo."
Author: Carly Simon
4. "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.'"
Author: Christopher Hitchens
5. "And all I could do while I listened to this dude tell me how punk rock saved his life was think, Wow. Why did my friend waste all that time going to chemotherapy? I guess we should have just played him a bunch of shitty Black Flag records."
Author: Chuck Klosterman
6. "I didn't have chemo."
Author: Cynthia Nixon
7. "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."
Author: Eric Davis
8. "That's a tumor. It goes across my liver, up through my lungs, all the way around my heart. And when they were done trying to cut it out, nuke it out with radiation and chemotherapy it out, it left so much scar tissue that when I walk outside now in cold weather and take a deep breath, it feels like someone is stabbing me."
Author: Eric Massa
9. "Chemotherapy is just medieval. It's such a blunt instrument. We're going to look back on it like we do the dark ages."
Author: Eric Topol
10. "For so long, the mainstays of cancer treatment have been chemotherapy and radiation. They're toxic and primitive. We need to look at it in a rational way and say, how can we help the body heal itself?"
Author: Eva Vertes
11. "So much of life, it seems to me, is the framing and naming of things. I had been so busy creating a future of love that I never identified the life I was living as the life of love, because up until then I had never felt entitled enough or free enough or, honestly, brave enough to embrace my own narrative. Ironically, I had gone ahead and created the life I secretly must have wanted, but it had to be covert and off the record. Chemo was burning away the wrapper and suddenly I was in my version of life. Thus began the ecstasy - the joy, the pure joy of a spiritual pirate who finds the secret treasure."
Author: Eve Ensler
12. "For most people, chemotherapy is no longer the chamber of horrors we often conceive it to be. Yes, it is an ordeal for some people, but it wasn't for me, nor for most of the patients I got to know during my four months of periodic visits to the chemo suite."
Author: Geraldine Brooks
13. "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."
Author: Grete Waitz
14. "This is from "Marabou Stork Nightmares".Bernard's Poem:Did you see her on the telly the other daygood family entertainment the tabloids sayBut when you're backstageat your new faeces auditionyou hear the same old shite of your own selfish volitionShe was never a singera comic or a dancerI cant say I was sadwhen I found out she had cancerGreat Britain's earthy northerncomedy queentakes the rand, understandfrom the racist Boer regimeSo now her cells are fuckedand thats just tough tittyI remember her actthat I caught back in Sun CityShe went on and on about'them from the treeswith different skull shapesfrom the likes of you and me'Her Neo-Nazi spellit left me fucking numbthe Boers lapped it up with zealso did the British ex-pat scumBut what goes roundcomes round they sayso welcome to another doseof chemotherapyAnd for my partit's time to be upfrontso fuck off and dieyou carcinogenic cunt."
Author: Irvine Welsh
15. "I did grieve a bit when I wasn't having the chemo anymore. I was used to sitting in the little chair and then the nurse would come and do it. It was like that was your job for that long and it was reassuring."
Author: Jennifer Saunders
16. "I used to take someone with me for the chemotherapy so I could do jokes. You always try and find something absurd."
Author: Jennifer Saunders
17. "It reminded Lacy of running into someone you hadn't seen for a while, and finding her bald and missing her eyebrows: you knew she was in the throes of chemotherapy, but pretended you didn't, because it was easier that way for both of you."
Author: Jodi Picoult
18. "An oncology ward is a battlefield, and there are definite hierarchies of command. The patients, they're the ones doing the tour of duty. The doctors breeze in and out like conquering heroes, but they need to read your child's chart to remember where they've left off from the previous visit. It is the nurses who are the seasoned sergeants -- the ones who are there when your baby is shaking with such a high fever she needs to be bathed in ice, the ones who can teach you how to flush a central venous catheter, or suggest which patient floor might still have Popsicles left to be stolen, or tell you which dry cleaners know how to remove the stains of blood and chemotherapies from clothing. The nurses know the name of your daughter's stuffed walrus and show her how to make tissue paper flowers to twine around her IV stand. The doctor's may be mapping out the war games, but it is the nurses who make the conflict bearable."
Author: Jodi Picoult
19. "The bracelet says 'Fear Nothing.' It was given to me by my friends, and it was made for me and my friends during the period of time that I was going through chemotherapy. And I still wear it, because it's a great reminder of friendship and how my buddies and others came together in my time of need."
Author: Joseph J. Lhota
20. "This letter really touched my heart. Sabrina says when she lost all her hair during chemo, she wore the cap I gave her."
Author: Justin Bieber
21. "Every lawyer shall tell his or her client that becoming involved with the legal system is like three years of experimental chemotherapy, one hundred percent guaranteed not to work."
Author: Lawrence Joseph
22. "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?"
Author: Maggie Smith
23. "Initially, after David's diagnosis, I would cringe when I readbooks or articles by cancer survivors who stated that cancer hadbeen a gift in their lives. How could all that David endured beviewed as a gift? The invasive surgery, the weeks of chemotherapyand radiation: a gift?Yet, after the cancer, David would often reach for my hand andsay, "If it is cancer that is responsible for our new relationship, thenit was all worth it." And I'd reluctantly agree that cancer had been agift in our lives. We'd both seen the other alternative: patients andsurvivors who had become bitter and angry, and neither one of uswanted to become that."
Author: Mary Potter Kenyon
24. "Chemotherapy tests your sanity."
Author: Melissa Etheridge
25. "Dentro de cada um há o seu escuro. E nesse escuro só mora quem lá inventamos. Somos nós quem enchemos o escuro com os nossos medos."
Author: Mia Couto
26. "E os olhos do escuro de amarelaram. E se viram escorrer, enxofrinhas, duas lagriminhas amarelas em fundo preto.O escuro ainda chorava:- Sou feio. Não há quem goste de mim.- Mentira, você é lindo. Tanto como os outros.- Então porque não figuro nem no arco-íris?- Você figura no meu arco-íris.- Os meninos têm medo de mim. Todos têm medo do escuro.- Os meninos não sabem que o escuro só existe é dentro de nós.- Não entendo, Dona Gata.- Dentro de cada um há o seu escuro. E nesse escuro só mora quem lá inventamos. Agora me entende?- Não estou claro, Dona Gata.- Não é você que me te medo. Somos nós que enchemos o escuro com nosso medos."
Author: Mia Couto
27. "Chemo days make me tired, though it's hard to say that's because of the chemo when you have kids who have inherited their dad's usual energy level."
Author: Randy Pausch
28. "Chemotherapy is brutal. The goal is pretty much to kill everything in your body without killing you."
Author: Rashida Jones
29. "I've tried to imagine how she'd feel knowing that her cells went up in the first space missions to see what would happen to human cells in zero gravity, or that they helped with some of the most important advances in medicine: the polio vaccine, chemotherapy, cloning, gene mapping, in vitro fertilization. I'm pretty sure that she—like most of us—would be shocked to hear that there are trillions more of her cells growing in laboratories now than there ever were in her body."
Author: Rebecca Skloot
30. "But in 1960, oncology was not yet ready for this proposal. Not until several years later did it strike the board that had fired Li so hastily that the patients he had treated with the prolonged maintenance strategy would never relapse. This strategy--which cost Min Chiu Li his job--resulted in the first chemotherapeutic cure of cancer in adults."
Author: Siddhartha Mukherjee
31. "I had a prostatectomy in the fall and fortunately it was encapsulated and I didn't have to go through chemotherapy."
Author: Steve Garvey
32. "It's like they say about soldiers coming back from war. People all around you are dying. Really dying, Eric. You go in for a week's chemotherapy and you're in a ward with people who are really, actually dying, there and then and doing their best to come to terms with it. When the week's up, you go home and you see your family and your friends and everything's normal and familiar. It's too much. You think - one world can't possibly hold both these lives and you feel like you're going to go crazy when you realise the world is that big and it can fill with the most terrible things whenever it wants to."
Author: Steven Hall
33. "I have heard one doctor call high-protein, high-fat, low-carbohydrate diets "make-yourself-sick" diets, and I think that's an appropriate moniker. You can also lose weight by undergoing chemotherapy or starting a heroin addiction, but I wouldn't recommend those, either."
Author: T. Colin Campbell
34. "Elohim was, in logical terminology, the genus of which ghosts, Chemosh, Dagon, Baal, and Jahveh were species. The Israelite believed Jahveh to be immeasurably superior to all other kinds of Elohim. The inscription on the Moabite stone shows that King Mesa held Chemosh to be, as unquestionably, the superior of Jahveh."
Author: Thomas Henry Huxley
35. "The emotional mind likewise transcends the facile and appealing dualism separating its psychological and biological aspects. Physical mechanisms produce one's experience of the world. Experience, in turn, remodels the neurons whose chemoelectric messages create consciousness. Selecting one strand of that eternal braid and assigning it primacy is the height of capriciousness. (168)"
Author: Thomas Lewis
36. "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."
Author: Wallace Stegner

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