Comforting Poems for Cancer Patients


The following encouraging words and comforting poems for cancer patients can be shared online or used in a card. If you know someone who is battling cancer please take the time to let them know that you are thinking of them. This is the time that they discover who their real friends are.

A Popular Cancer Poem

This is a popular poem that has helped many. To share the image with the poem on it, simply click on it and select a social media button. It can also be sent as an e-card if you know the person’s email address.

What Cancer Cannot Do

“Cancer is so limited… It cannot cripple love, It cannot shatter hope, It cannot corrode faith, It cannot destroy peace, It cannot kill friendship, It cannot suppress memories, It cannot silence courage, It cannot invade the soul, It cannot steal eternal life, It cannot conquer the spirit.”
-Author Unknown


You could also recommend a poetry website such as this
Collection of cancer poems from Donna Russell.

Encouraging quotes can also make wonderful card messages. I love this quote by Elizabeth Kubler-Ross.

“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.”
-Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

You can share these encouraging words, simply by clicking on the image or you can even send it as an e-card.


Comforting Quotes for Cancer Patients

Here are some more comforting words that can be used in a card. These quotes can be perfect to include in a message when you order a cancer gift basket.

There is an online store than specializes in gift baskets and care packages for cancer patients. It’s called Cancer Gifts and you can find it here.

“If children have the ability to ignore all odds and percentages, then maybe we can all learn from them. When you think about it, what other choice is there but to hope? We have two options, medically and emotionally: give up, or fight like hell.”
-Lance Armstrong

“Cancer is a word, not a sentence.”
-John Diamond

“Courage is being afraid but going on anyhow.”
-Dan Rather

“The only courage that matters is the kind that gets you from one moment to the next.”
-Mignon McLaughlin

“Courage is fear that has said its prayers.”
-Dorothy Bernard

“The human spirit is stronger than anything that can happen to it.”
-C.C. Scott

“Physical strength is measured by what we can carry; spiritual by what we can bear.”
-Author Unknown

“Toughness is in the soul and spirit, not in muscles.”
-Alex Karras

“Adversity is like a strong wind. It tears away from us all but the things that cannot be torn, so that we see ourselves as we really are.”
-Arthur Golden

“Oh, my friend, it’s not what they take away from you that counts – it’s what you do with what you have left.”
-Hubert Humphrey

“If you’re going through hell, keep going.”
-Winston Churchill

“We acquire the strength we have overcome.”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Hope is that thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tune without the words and never stops… at all.”
-Emily Dickinson

“Time is shortening. But every day that I challenge this cancer and survive is a victory for me.”
-Ingrid Bergman

“I don’t think of all the misery but of the beauty that still remains.”
-Anne Frank

“Never, never, never give up.”
-Winston Churchill

“Do not be afraid of tomorrow; for God is already there.”
-Author Unknown

“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.”
-Eleanor Roosevelt

“You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have.”
-Cayla Mills