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My father, Simon Hoggart, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in June 2010. By this point, it had spread to his spleen and metastasised in his lungs and so was pronounced terminal.
Cervical cancer doesn't discriminate by how much money you have. The disease affects so many - it's frightening.
I grew up knowing the importance of breast cancer.
As a public official and being so highly visible, I have a responsibility to make it very clear that those people who will have cancer at one point in their lives will be able to function.
Breast cancer, whether I like it or not, is part of my family's story. That's why I am so passionate about raising awareness, because I have seen firsthand how it can impact others.
I take pride in knowing the NFL is pink in October, sparking conversations everywhere about breast cancer and prevention, all in the spirit of my mom.
Cancer is a scary thing and you have to deal with it seriously.
When the doctor told me I had cancer, I was scared.
On the male side of my family, cancer has been very insidious, and so I'm just attempting to live a lifestyle that doesn't follow in their footsteps.
I'm an optimist, so I think everything can be worked out and fixed. But from having cancer I learned that even if you're even an optimist, sometimes you just have to face the facts that certain things are broken.
We have common enemies today. It's called childhood poverty. It's called cancer. It's called AIDS. It's called Parkinson's. It's called Muscular Dystrophy.
America has got the equivalent of stage three cancer of socialism because the federal government is tampering in all kinds of stuff it has no business tampering in.
Once you have a disease like cancer, you look at life a bit differently. Some things that were important no longer seem as important as they were.
Linton Kwesi Johnson
I make myself have energy. It's stubbornness in the face of cancer.
That was just kind of a surprise when the doctor said, 'We did a biopsy on your appendix, and you have cancer.'
I'm one of those people that will say, 'My cancer was a gift.'
When I was doing standup, I always wanted to get out of the standup world and take it back into the theatrical world, like with 'No Cure For Cancer.'
I held my father's hand while he died of cancer, and it's really painful when you do something like that up close and personal. My mother was already gone, and I was very, very close to my father.
I was spiritually bankrupt, and when that happens, it's like a spiritual cancer afflicts you.
Cancer is a very sad thing, but you can always take something from every experience.
Corruption is a cancer: a cancer that eats away at a citizen's faith in democracy, diminishes the instinct for innovation and creativity; already-tight national budgets, crowding out important national investments. It wastes the talent of entire generations. It scares away investments and jobs.
Back in my mid-20s I was told I'd never be able to have children as I wasn't having periods. Doctors tried to start up my monthly cycles, but when nothing worked, they actually offered me a hysterectomy. Without it, they said I might get ovarian cancer in the future. I chose not to have the operation, and am so glad I didn't.
'Cancer' is such a frightening word.
I have got prostate cancer, and I have to keep monitoring that. It's no problem, it's under control and I'm very cool about it, but other people are dying from it.
Cancer is an emotional disease.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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