Cancer Death Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 100 Quotes About Cancer Death

#1. Death straps me to the hospital bed, claws its way onto my chest and sits there.I didn't know it would hurt this much. I didn't know that everything good that's ever happened in my life would be emptied out by it. - Author: Jenny Downham
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#2. In Canada the cancer death rate is 16% higher than in the U.S. because of rationing of medical care. It takes an eight week wait to get radiation therapy for cancer. - Author: Dick Morris
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#3. Because there is no glory in illness. There is no meaning to it. There is no honor in dying of. - Author: John Green
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#4. When word came that Keith had died of cancer, Abel was astonished. That astonishment had to do with death, with the wiping out of a person, with the puzzlement that the man was simply gone. - Author: Elizabeth Strout
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#5. There's 6.5 billion people curled up like fists protesting death, but every breath we take has to be given back; a nine year old boy taught me that. - Author: Shane Koyczan
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#6. Thaddeus knew again what it felt like to be living a life that was totally out of control. Which is something a cancer diagnosis can do in an eye blink. You don't know what it means, you're threatened and scared to death, and you lack all the information you'll need to try to pull yourself - Author: John Ellsworth
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#7. Destructive criticism is the biggest single enemy of human potential. It is worse than cancer or heart disease. While those diseases can ultimately lead to the deterioration and death of an individual, destructive criticism kills the soul of the person but leaves the body walking around. - Author: Brian Tracy
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#8. When your partner gets cancer, then life changes. Your timetable and reference for your normal routines and the way you view life, all this changes. Because you're dealing with death. You're dealing with the possibility of death and dying. - Author: Pierce Brosnan
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#9. I'm not afraid of being dead. I'm just afraid of what you might have to go through to get there. - Author: Pamela Bone
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#10. He thought of death in its infinite groanings, of Aztecs ripping out living hearts and of cancer and three-year-olds buried alive and he wondered whether God was alien and cruel, but then remembered Beethoven and the dappling of things and "Hurrah for Karamazov" and kindness. He - Author: William Peter Blatty
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#11. One of the biggest lessons I learned from nearly dying of cancer is the importance of loving myself unconditionally. In fact, learning to love and accept myself unconditionally is what healed me and brought me back from the brink of death. - Author: Anita Moorjani
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#12. I told her that the pills will let her slip off and that when a person dies there comes a long clean sleep."
"That's all," Alexandria whispers, echoing after her, "a long clean sleep. - Author: Annie Fisher
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#13. I think the way we talk about cancer has really evolved. I remember the way my grandmother used to talk about it, like a death sentence, no-one would even mention the word. - Author: Laura Linney
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#14. I despise the cowardly clinging to life, purely for the sake of life, that seems so deeply ingrained in the American temperament. - Author: Christopher Lasch
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#15. She blew more smoke toward me, a lazy game of cancer catch. - Author: Gillian Flynn
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#16. At the moment developing a nice little inoffensive cancer somewhere on dry land seemed infinitely preferable to what she was grimly convinced was soon to be her death by drowning way too far out at sea. - Author: Dana Stabenow
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#17. You die in the middle of your life. - Author: John Green
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#18. As the ACE study has shown, child abuse and neglect is the single most preventable cause of mental illness, the single most common cause of drug and alcohol abuse, and a significant contributor to leading causes of death such as diabetes, heart disease, cancer, stroke, and suicide. - Author: Bessel A. Van Der Kolk
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#19. The curse of cancer created a strange and strained existence, challenging me to be neither blind to, nor bound by, death's approach. Even when the cancer was in retreat, it cast long shadows. When - Author: Paul Kalanithi
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#20. Those who say that I am being punished are saying that god can't think of anything more vengeful than cancer for a heavy smoker. - Author: Christopher Hitchens
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#21. Most of the human body disease such as Obesity, Cancer, Heart disease are linked with our food which we eat in our day to day life. If people are eating health food than how come there be more than 50% death from heart and cancer disease alone in a developed nation such as USA? - Author: Subodh Gupta
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#22. Dear Whoever-that-just-found-out-that-they-have-a-terminal-illness, don't let that put you down. Technically, we are all dying. - Author: Mokokoma Mokhonoana
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#23. My mother died of metastatic colorectal cancer shortly before three P.M. on Christmas Day of 2008. I don't know the exact time of her death, because none of us thought to look at a clock for a while after she stopped breathing. - Author: Meghan O'Rourke
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#24. Once,a boy told a girl : i will stay with you forever, little did she know that his forever is only three months because..he died of cancer! - Author: Amal Sagheer
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#25. In China, lung cancer is already a leading cause of death attributable to smoking in men. - Author: Siddhartha Mukherjee
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#26. Aside from certain rare cancers, it is not possible to detect any sudden changes in the death rates for any of the major cancers that could be credited to chemotherapy. Whether any of the common cancers can be cured by chemotherapy has yet to be established. - Author: John Cairns
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#27. I had seen cancer at a more cellular level as a researcher. The first time I entered the cancer ward, my first instinct was to withdraw from what was going on - the complexity, the death. It was a very bleak time. - Author: Siddhartha Mukherjee
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#28. My father was a doctor,' she says, 'a very kind man. He died in the early '70s, relatively young.' She taps the cigarette packet on the table. 'Of lung cancer.'
'Oh.'
'But the thing about that is,' she says as she exhales, 'it doesn't take very long at all. - Author: Anna Funder
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#29. My father's death from prostate cancer in 1993 was tragic. He never complained about pain. He was a fighter. By the time he was ready to die he wasn't able to die in the way that he wanted to, which seemed an outrage to me. - Author: Zoe Wanamaker
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#30. If you had the cure to cancer wouldn't you share it? .. You have the cure to death .. get out there and share it. - Author: Kirk Cameron
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#31. Easter says that love is more powerful than death, bigger than the dark, bigger than cancer, bigger even than airport security lines. - Author: Anne Lamott
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#32. There will be more calamities, more death, more despair. Not the slightest indication of a change anywhere. The cancer of our time is eating us away. Our heroes have killed themselves, or are killing themselves. - Author: Henry Miller
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#33. Despite the fact that a predicted 350,000 persons in the US will die of cancer this year, the cancer bureaucracy keeps a closed mind ... the basic issue is not the efficacy of Laetrile, but the infringement of freedom in what amounts to a life and death question. - Author: Phil Crane
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#34. You may have a wen or a cancer upon your person and not be able to cut it out lest you bleed to death; but surely it is no way tocure it, to engraft it and spread it over your whole body. - Author: Abraham Lincoln
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#35. For example, colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States. Every four minutes someone is diagnosed, and every nine minutes someone dies. - Author: Kevin Richardson
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#36. Cancer patients are lied to, not just because the disease is (or is thought to be) a death sentence, but because it is felt to be obscene - in the original meaning of that word: ill-omened, abominable, repugnant to the senses. - Author: Susan Sontag
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#37. It ought to be an offense to be excruciating and unfunny in circumstances where your audience is almost morally obliged to enthuse. - Author: Christopher Hitchens
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#38. Breast Cancer is not necessarily a death sentence, stay strong and centered and be involved in all aspects of your treatment. - Author: Olivia Newton-John
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#39. One can't live without fear, it's a question of what is your attitude towards fear? I'm afraid of a sordid death. I'm afraid that I will die in an ugly or squalid way, and cancer can be very vigorous in that respect. - Author: Christopher Hitchens
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#40. Maybe you should say goodbye, Cal.'
'No.'
'It might be important.'
'It might make her die. - Author: Jenny Downham
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#41. Dreams don't come true. Dreams die. Dreams get compromised. Dreams end up dealing meth in a booth at the back of the Olive Garden. Dreams choke to death on bay leaves. Dreams get spleen cancer. - Author: Douglas Coupland
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#42. Many people assume the diseases that kill us are pre-programmed into our genes. High blood pressure by 55, heart attacks at 60, maybe cancer at 70, and so on ... But for most of the leading causes of death, our genes usually account for only 10-20 per cent of risk. - Author: Michael Greger
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#43. My grandmother refused to concede that any member of the family died of natural causes. An uncle's cancer in middle age occurred because all the suitcases fell off the luggage rack onto him when he was in his teens, and so forth. Death was an acquired characteristic. - Author: Renata Adler
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#44. Everyone's dying, Milcah. Some people are just dying sooner than others. - Author: K.K. Hendin
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#45. Middle Age connotes fat, cancer, bad musical taste, and death. It conjures up a commuter in the sixties going to a Neil Simon play in Sansabelt pants, a knit vest, balding, belly sagging - and then there's the men. - Author: Marilyn Suzanne Miller
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#46. I had no specific bent toward science until my grandfather died of stomach cancer. I decided that nobody should suffer that much. - Author: Gertrude B. Elion
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#47. I've adopted the guideline of Warren Buffett's partner, Charlie Munger, who says I wanna know where I'll be when I die - so I never go there. - Author: Tom Brokaw
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#48. I've been a lucky man. I've only faced one real tragedy: the death of my wife, Maggie, from cancer in 1995. - Author: Charles Jencks
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#49. One of the side effects of (surgery, anesthesia,) X-ray ... , and chemotherapy, is the suppression ... of the patient's immunological defenses ... A simple cold often leads to the death from pneumonia - and ('pneumonia') is what appears on the death certificate, not cancer. - Author: G. Edward Griffin
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#50. A fearful sob suddenly rises in my throat as I think of what it will be like without her, to not have her warm chest to lie against, to not have her kind face to look into, lost in a darkness without a mother to turn to and her here, daughterless. - Author: Annie Fisher
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#51. Clearly God was in some kind of mood on my birthday. - Author: Jodi Picoult
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#52. Dying to be Me: My Journey from Cancer, to Near Death, to True Healing. - Author: Anita Moorjani
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#53. I know you are afraid; you are afraid to get hurt again. But I also know that you are not meant to grieve forever. - Author: Christina Rasmussen
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#54. The most important statistic, the one that told the story with the most unbiased clarity, was that the current death rate from cancer was still the same as it was in 1950. - Author: Travis Christofferson
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#55. it makes medical error the third leading cause of death in the United States today, just behind heart disease and cancer. - Author: Leslie Michelson
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#56. It's the closest to death I have ever been. The chemotherapy takes you as far down into hell as you've ever, ever been. - Author: Melissa Etheridge
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#57. In the case of smokers, the abuse leads to death, sicknesses, cancer, amputation, loss of all kinds. - Author: Sunday Adelaja
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#58. We take life for granted, sleepwalking until a shattering event knocks us awake. Zen says, don't wait until the car accident, the cancer diagnosis, or the death of a loved one to get your priorities straight. Do it now. - Author: Philip Toshio Sudo
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#59. You see, cancer is simply nature's way of making you want to die.'

Tatsu. - Author: Barry Eisler
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#60. I'm sucking on a cancer stick trying to think of something inspiring to say to help someone have a better life. That's "Irony". - Author: Stanley Victor Paskavich
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#61. All he knew was that the rage was still there, eating inside him, not with the slow stealth of a cancer, but with the rapid, careless ravening of a weasel gnawing at his entrails, or the constant alimentary torment that drives on the shark to his incessant feeding until only death gives him rest. - Author: Chet Williamson
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#62. You smoke?"
"Smoke? Do I look like a fucking idiot? - Author: Richard K. Morgan
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#63. Elena's lesson is not one of death and cancer; instead it is one of hope and life. She taught me how to live, how to love, and how to laugh. I will never forget that lesson. - Author: Keith Desserich
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#64. Physician error, medication error and adverse events from drugs or surgery kill 225,400 people per year (Chart 1.5).11 That makes our health care system the third leading cause of death in the United States, behind only cancer and heart disease (Chart 1.4 - Author: T. Colin Campbell
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#65. Marion's view allowed her experience with cancer to be full of meaning, to be replete with possibility, and it enabled Death to bring her more deeply into Life. She got the initiation. - Author: Stephen Cope
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#66. There is nothing worse than fear. Fear is worse than cancer, fear is worse than torture, fear is worse than betrayal and fear is even worse than death. - Author: Bryant McGill
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#67. An unhealthy life is destined to end with an unhealthy death. - Author: Nancy S. Mure
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#68. You hear the word 'cancer,' it scares you. You think of death. - Author: Joe Torre
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#69. When we breathe it in, soot can interfere with our lungs and increase the risk of asthma attacks, lung cancer and even premature death. The smallest particles can pass into the blood stream and cause heart disease, stroke and reproductive complications. - Author: Sheldon Whitehouse
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#70. The circumstances of our lives are pieces of a larger scheme in the puzzle of life, and in His Perfect Wisdom, the pieces fit. - Author: Renae Jones
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#71. To "stand there" at the bedside of a patient who is faced with death from cancer is anathema for oncologists. - Author: Nortin M. Hadler
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#72. I might have been calm, but my dear father was near tears. 'Are you all right, jani?' he said. 'Aba,' I said, trying to reassure him. 'Everybody knows they will die someday. No one can stop death. It doesn't matter if it comes from a Talib or from cancer. - Author: Malala Yousafzai
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#73. We accept the cures, with the promise of future struggles, in defiance of death. - Author: Benjamin Rubenstein
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#74. I can still picture the two sisters sitting together on the terrace, well wrapped up against the chill, one with her terminal cancer, the other with her cardiac asthma and arthritis, envy and resentment forgotten as they faced the great equalizer of death. - Author: P.D. James
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#75. It's all right, Tessa, you can go. We love you. You can go now.'
'Why are you saying that?'
'She might need permission to die, Cal.'
'I don't want her to. She doesn't have my permission. - Author: Jenny Downham
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#76. You have to pay attention to who you are. You need to know your family history as well as you can. It is important for young women to have preventive care. If you catch any women's cancers early it's the difference between life and death. Do you really want to leave your kids without a mother? - Author: Cokie Roberts
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#77. But death has taken root inside you and you know it will grow, like a cancer with a voice, from now until the day it consumes you whole. - Author: Sharon Bolton
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#78. There is only one things in this world shittier than biting it from cancer when you're sixteen, and that's having a kid who bites it from cancer. - Author: John Green
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#79. But when I first got cancer, after the initial shock and the fear and paranoia and crying and all that goes with cancer - that word means to most people ultimate death - I decided to see what I could do to take that negative and use it in a positive way. - Author: Herbie Mann
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#80. The young girl was named Christina, and she was dying. She knew that. Bone cancer. Leukemia. They called it first names like that, but she knew its last name was death. - Author: David Duchovny
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#81. It seemed to me that everyone knows they will die one day. My feeling was nobody can stop death; it doesn't matter if it comes from a Talib or cancer. So I should do whatever I want to do. - Author: Malala Yousafzai
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#82. Absence is a house so vast that inside you will pass through its walls and hang pictures on the air. - Author: Pablo Neruda
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#83. If you found a cure for cancer, wouldn't it be inconceivable to hide it from the rest of mankind? How much more inconceivable to keep silent the cure from the eternal wages of death. - Author: Dave Davidson
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#84. Every new increase in the vast imperial organism seemed to me an unsound growth, like a cancer or dropsical edema which would eventually cause our death. - Author: Marguerite Yourcenar
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#85. Fidelity is a living, breathing entity. On wobbly footing, it can wander, becoming something different entirely. - Author: Kay Goodstadt
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#86. Conventional cancer therapy is so toxic and dehumanizing that I fear it far more than I fear death from cancer. - Author: Julian Whitaker
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#87. But all that is warm will go cold. My ears will fall off and my eyes will melt. My mouth will be clamped shut. My lips will turn to glue.
... No taste or smell or touch or sound.Nothing to look at. Total emptiness for ever. - Author: Jenny Downham
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#88. Cancer doesn't give a shit how much you want to live. If it wants to kill you, it will. - Author: A.S. King
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#89. Cigarettes don't kill people - cancer kills people. - Author: Richard M. Weiner
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#90. There are clearly environmental factors that can decrease the incidence and death from cancer. I would still say though that the majority of cancers cannot be prevented at this point, but they can be treated and they can be treated two major ways. - Author: Laurie Glimcher
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#91. Suffering can precipitate creativity, liberating the creator through inspiration and then many available channels of human communication, and therefore there is value in suffering. - Author: Brent Green
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#92. People love to be listened to and represented, and they love it when they feel like you have some of the same problems that they do. Everybody deals with things like romantic difficulties in relationships and death and cancer and abuse. - Author: Jason Isbell
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#93. I sat in that room and realized that you can cut off a finger, cut off a hand, even cut off a leg, but if you take a woman's breast, you are cutting more than just a body part. - Author: Charles Martin
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#94. You hear the word 'cancer,' and you think it is a death sentence. In fact, the shock is the biggest thing about a diagnosis of cancer. - Author: Clare Balding
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#95. Cure the symptoms, cure the disease. - Author: Michael Critchton
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#96. Maybe the conference was an inversion layer of another kind, bringing me face-to-face with old friends and old places. With cancer and the Gap and the Old Man, railing about newfangled players and spicy food. Bringing me face-to-face early with death and old age and change. - Author: Connie Willis
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#97. I've lost seven friends to smoking-related lung cancer. Each death was a long, agonizing experience. - Author: Tom Brokaw
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#98. Our life alternates between billets and the front. We have almost grown accustomed to it; war is the cause of death like cancer and tuberculosis, like influenza and dysentery. The deaths are merely - Author: Erich Maria Remarque
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#99. My own faith was nurtured by my grandmother and her clinging deeply to her faith when she was dying a painful and slow death from cancer. - Author: Geoffrey Canada
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#100. HE LIKED TO COOK AND LAUGH AND SING, COULD START A FIRE WITH HIS HANDS, FIX THINGS THAT WERE BROKEN, AND EXPLAIN HOW TO LAUNCH THINGS INTO SPACE, BUT HE DIED WITHIN NINE MONTHS - Author: Nicole Krauss
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