When you're dealing with cancer, it can be hard to stay focused and cope day after day. But for many patients and caregivers, having a mantra can help. And sometimes the best mantra -- the one that really speaks to you -- comes from someone else who's walked in your shoes.
This past year, dozens of our patients and caregivers shared great mantras and words of wisdom on our Cancerwise blog and in video interviews.
Here are 11 of their most inspiring quotes.
"Cancer is mentally and physically challenging, but don't let it shut you down. Dust yourself off and get back up even if you have to crawl."
--Roslin Sweat, rhabdomyosarcoma and osteoblastic sarcoma survivor
"What I learned from that time was resilience, faith and love. I realized how strong I was."
--Elaine Turner, breast cancer caregiver
"In the very near future, you too will be standing atop your own mountain."
--Jennifer Davis, multiple myeloma survivor
"Have hope -- that's really what helps you move forward."
--Elizabeth Sanchez, childhood leukemia caregiver
"Loving yourself allows you to enjoy the rollercoaster of life you've been given."
--Sabrina Dominguez, medulloblastoma survivor
"Cherish the people who love you and love them with all your heart."
--Jaymee Fiskum, lymphoma survivor
"Every meal is a banquet, and every day's a blessing."
--Jerry Longabough, anal cancer caregiver
"Cancer taught me that if you've got the confidence, you can rock anything."
--Kate Boone, melanoma survivor
"You are brave. You are strong. You are fierce. You can do this."
--Stephanie Madsen, large cell cervical cancer survivor
"There are very hard days, but try to find at least one good thing in your day."
--Mariana Torrado, breast cancer survivor
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