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Chemotherapy Quotes:

I used homeopathy, acupuncture, yoga and meditation in conjunction with my chemotherapy to help me get stronger again after the cancer. I also chanted with Buddhist friends and prayed with Christian friends. I covered all my bases.

Olivia Newton-John

I’ve had two cancer bouts in my years on the Court, and the first one, Justice O’Connor told me, ‘Now, you do the chemotherapy on Friday because you’ll get over it during the weekend and you can be back in court on Monday.’

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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.’

Christopher Hitchens

Chemotherapy isn’t good for you.

Christopher Hitchens

I was diagnosed with lupus, and I’ve been through chemotherapy.

Selena Gomez

Before I started chemotherapy treatments, I wrote down the best advice from doctors, family, friends, books, and survivors and created an ‘Owner’s Manual’ to help me take care of myself. It would remind me that cancer is doable.

Regina Brett

I couldn’t possibly lead the kind of life I lead, and keep the schedule that I do, having radiation or chemotherapy.

Nancy Reagan

Chemotherapy is an opponent in itself – simultaneously curing you and hurting you.

Jenna Morasca

Chemotherapy and radiation have side effects, and they can cause secondary cancers.

Margaret Cuomo

To clear the air once and for all, I don’t have cancer. I’m not going through chemotherapy. I have alopecia. Alopecia areata, to be exact about it. I love the way that I look; I’m not worried about it.

Anthony Carrigan

Chemotherapy is such a hard, hard kiss. Anything we can do to alleviate its side effects should be intelligently explored with an open mind.

Diane Ladd

Chemotherapy isn’t easy. I felt very fortunate I wouldn’t have to go through that.

Jaclyn Smith

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.

Geraldine Brooks

IVF became the only way for us to have children after I was treated for Hodgkin’s lymphoma 10 years ago with fertility-destroying chemotherapy. And while the cancer treatment was predictably punishing for me, I was struck by the anguish of the IVF process and in particularly the failed cycle.

Grant Shapps

Why give chemotherapy or even antibiotics to people with end-stage Alzheimer’s disease? Keep them pain free and clean, love them but don’t automatically try to get the last technology-produced breath from them. Start a preschool program instead or do something about the atrocious state of obesity in our children.

Richard Lamm

I have friends who are going through chemotherapy, and they make the darkest, most hideous cancer jokes you’ve ever heard.

Kathy Griffin

When you’re getting chemotherapy, you feel so alone, even when your family is there, or your friends are there with you. Sometimes it’s just you, feeling like you’re in a fight against something that you can’t control.

Taboo

Doctors didn’t know if I would survive. The cancer was too big to operate on, so they blitzed it with chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

Viv Albertine

I got heckled by a woman, and my riposte fixed upon her unfortunate hair texture, only for her to remove her wig and reveal to the room the horrors of chemotherapy.

Dominic Holland

The cancer I had is not at all equal to other people’s cancer. I’ve never had to have chemotherapy; I haven’t had to have a mastectomy.

Jennifer Grey

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.

Joe Lhota

Chemotherapy is just medieval. It’s such a blunt instrument. We’re going to look back on it like we do the dark ages.

Eric Topol

When I was going through my chemotherapy, I realized not many people are willing to talk about cancer, even after getting fully cured. Celebrities and educated people are also very protective and private about it. I still haven’t understood why. I decided to fight my battle out in the public.

Yuvraj Singh

Cancer has taught me a lot of things. Maybe it is the best thing that has happened to me. I can’t say right now, but maybe some years down the line, I would realise. When I was taking chemotherapy, there were a lot of elderly patients, and that would inspire me. I thought, ‘If they can be cured, why can’t I be?’

Yuvraj Singh

If people really knew what they were getting into with their third chemotherapy treatment, or getting a pacemaker when they’re 92, if they really knew what that was going to mean, they might say no, and we should give them that information.

Caitlin Doughty

I simply cannot see how denying chemotherapy treatment for Palestinian children increases Israel’s security or advances U.S. national interests.

Lois Capps

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.

Eric Massa

Medicine has changed greatly in the last decades. Widespread vaccinations have practically eradicated many illnesses, at least in western Europe and the United States. The use of chemotherapy, especially the antibiotics, has contributed to an ever decreasing number of fatalities in infectious diseases.

Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

When I had my cancer, the chemotherapy took my hair away. So then I decided I would just keep it short, and this is my signature now. The great thing about it is that I am a bit of a chameleon, so you can put a wig on me and I look totally different.

Anthony Warlow

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.

Grete Waitz

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?

Eva Vertes

The problem of chemotherapy of bacterial infections could be solved neither by the experimental medical research worker nor by the chemist alone, but only by the two together working in very close cooperation over many years.

Gerhard Domagk

I used to take someone with me for the chemotherapy so I could do jokes. You always try and find something absurd.

Jennifer Saunders

Chemotherapy takes its toll; the more you keep doing it, you lose your energy, and it gets more difficult to swallow.

Michael Douglas

Everything was going for me, I didn’t even know the meaning of the word insecurity and suddenly I am surrounded by words like operation, cancer, chemotherapy, radiation.

Delta Goodrem

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?

Maggie Smith

Chemotherapy tests your sanity.

Melissa Etheridge

Chemotherapy can be a long, tough haul – for me, it went on for six months – and the best doctors and nurses become, if only for that period of time, as essential in your life as friends or spouses.

Julia Glass

I had a prostatectomy in the fall and fortunately it was encapsulated and I didn’t have to go through chemotherapy.

Steve Garvey

Chemotherapy is brutal. The goal is pretty much to kill everything in your body without killing you.

Rashida Jones

In America, we have always taken it as an article of faith that we ‘battle’ cancer; we attack it with knives, we poison it with chemotherapy or we blast it with radiation. If we are fortunate, we ‘beat’ the cancer. If not, we are posthumously praised for having ‘succumbed after a long battle.’

Abraham Verghese

In a spiritual sense, a positive attitude may help you get through chemotherapy and surgery and radiation and what have you. But a positive mental attitude does not cure cancer – any more than a negative mental attitude causes cancer.

Siddhartha Mukherjee

One day, I had a patient who was going through chemotherapy who came to me and said, ‘I’m going to go on with what I’m doing, but I need you to tell me what it is that I’m fighting.’

Siddhartha Mukherjee

Robert Sandler is a child who died when he was three years old, and he is a child who was the first child that we know of to be treated with chemotherapy.

Siddhartha Mukherjee

The medication I had to take was a form of chemotherapy. You feel like death every day. No appetite. No energy. But the treatment worked. It cured my liver 80 per cent but compromised my kidneys.

Natalie Cole

Dad’s cancer experience included periods of relatively good health as well as bouts of hospitalisation as he coursed his way through a variety of different chemotherapy treatments.

Amy Hoggart

I’ve got corporate executives, my bosses… this is true… who will text message me… and say, ‘Hey a, heard you had chemotherapy today, want me to stop by and pick you up something to eat and bring it to you?’ Whose boss does that? My bosses do that.

Stuart Scott

When doctors tell you that your only hope for survival is 14 straight days of intense chemotherapy, 24 hours a day, you sit there, and you count down the 336 hours. You see, each day is a blessing.

Craig Sager

People tell you you’re having chemotherapy, but there are different types of chemotherapy, and you don’t know which one you’re going to get and how it’s going to affect you. The people in the hospitals don’t always have time to help you understand it.

Sam Taylor-Johnson

I’m happy to tell you that having been through surgery and chemotherapy and radiation, breast cancer is officially behind me. I feel absolutely great and I am raring to go.

Carly Fiorina

People always talk about the nausea that comes with chemotherapy. For me, it’s more like a queasiness. And it can be intense. It’s an uncomfortable, gross kind of ‘blech’ feeling.

Stuart Scott

What is Chemotherapy?

Chemotherapy is a drug treatment that uses active chemicals in the body to destroy fast-growing cells. Chemotherapy is most widely used to treat cancer, because cancer cells grow and multiply much faster than most of the body’s cells. There are also different medications for the chemotherapy.