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Cancer Quotes

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Updated September 07, 2005

My father died of cancer when I was a teenager. He had it before it became popular.

~Goodman Ace

"I'm going over the valley." (Dying from throat cancer, his doctor found him wandering around his room, asked him where was he going?)

~Babe Ruth

"My dear Schur, you remember our first talk. You promised to help me when I could no longer carry on. It is only torture now, and it has no longer any sense." (After years of suffering from cancer of the jaw, he convienced his personal physician to give him several large doses of morphine for the pain. He fell into a coma and died the next day.)

~Sigmund Freud

We ''need'' cancer because, by the very fact of its insurability, it makes all other diseases, however virulent, not cancer.

~Gilbert Adair, author

I had uterine cancer, which is the most under-funded and under-researched of all the female cancers.

~Fran Drescher

My cancer scare changed my life. I'm grateful for every new, healthy day I have. It has helped me prioritize my life.

~Olivia Newton-John

Doctors said that the test most commonly used to screen for colon cancer doesn't go far enough. They're recommending a procedure that involves photographing the entire colon. I say, don't vie CBS an idea for another reality show.

~Bill Maher

I wanted a perfect ending. Now I've learned, the hard way, that some poems don't rhyme, and some stories don't have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next.

~Gilda Radner
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