Lung Cancer Quotes & Sayings

This is the collection of 73 lung cancer quotes. Some of them said about the connection between smoking and lung cancer. After reading these quotes about lung cancer, I believe you know many information about lung cancer. 

On CBS Radio the news of [Ed Murrow's] death, reportedly from lung cancer, was followed by a cigarette commercial. –Alexander Kendrick

This is the story of how Dad lived with his lung cancer. But it is much more. Through his illness and the miracles we experienced, I came to see that Dad’s was not just a journey. It was a journey home. Home to God. ”
― Joseph M. Hanneman, The Journey Home

We have learned first-hand the dangers of smoking and the tragedy of lung cancer.
–Jon Banner

Up until a few years ago, people with lung cancer were relegated to the coffin. We’re going to bring this under control.
–David Grant

We had a week between the diagnosis of advanced lung cancer and the prognosis. But he didn’t want to know. He wanted to fight it. So he didn’t let the doctors tell us.
–Melodie Malone

I’ve always been very involved in anything that had to do with lung disease or cancer.
–Loni Anderson

Now I’m being blamed not only for anorexia but for lung cancer. – On being a social smoker.
–Kate Moss

Saying sulfates do not cause acid rain is the same as saying that smoking does not cause lung cancer.
–Drew Lewis

Thank heaven, I have given up smoking again!… God! I feel fit.  Homicidal, but fit.  A different man.  Irritable, moody, depressed, rude, nervy, perhaps; but the lungs are fine.
–A.P. Herbert

Saying sulfates do not cause acid rain is the same as saying that smoking does not cause lung cancer.
–Drew Lewis

They threaten me with lung cancer, and still I smoke and smoke.  If they’d only threaten me with hard work, I might stop.
–Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic’s Notebook, 1966

We’re gambling with other things in the environment or genes or both, … The fact that Jennings smoked for a long period of time increased his risk of getting lung cancer. How much that risk was dissipated by stopping for 20 years I don’t know, but it was obviously not entirely.
–Norman Edelman

We’re basically passing on to the next generation the habit of smoking. We know that smoking causes lung cancer, that for non-smokers the risk from second hand smoke is just as big. So lives are still at stake and right now we’re not doing a whole lot about it.
–Michael Holtz

People have gotten really apathetic about it and then something brings it back. Recently, because of the lung cancer deaths of people like Dana Reeve and others who were non-smokers, this has come again into the forefront.
–Mike Murphy

Perhaps men not motivated to quit smoking for fear of heart attack or lung cancer will be motivated by this. It may be difficult to quit smoking, but it almost invariably proves far more difficult to live with the consequences of not doing so.
–Dr. David L. Katz

That drop in lung cancer is linked to the fact that cigarette consumption in California has dropped 50 percent, … What we’re seeing is the first disease reduction resulting from California’s comprehensive tobacco prevention efforts.
–David Fleming

Sadly, it takes her death, coming just seven months after diagnosis, and the fact that she had never smoked, to let the public see the real picture of lung cancer.
–Laurie Fenton

Smoking appears to confer a modest elevation in breast cancer risk, … Certainly this relationship is not as strong as the relationship between smoking and lung cancer or smoking and heart disease, but breast cancer may be another disease to add to the long list of diseases associated with smoking.
–Fred Hutchinson

Still, it makes sense that something in the air might increase the risk of lung cancer because our lungs are just big filters.
–Ann Coker

We need to understand why younger women are more likely to get the disease, why there are molecular differences in lung cancer between men and women, and why there are treatment differences between men and women.
–Regina Vidaver

Quitting is good. It’s always good to quit, no matter how long you’ve smoked, … You’ll reduce your risk of lung cancer, reduce the degree to which you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, reduce your risk of other types of cancer and of heart disease. The data is very clear. Even if you’re 75, you can benefit from stopping.
–Norman Edelman(quote poster)

Bottom line, in your judgment, and in Brown & Williamson’s judgment, does smoking cause lung cancer?
–Gordon Smith

Breast cancer, lung cancer … heart disease is the No. 1 killer for women. We really tried to cater to those.
–Pam Thompson

That’s frightening and, frankly, it scares the hell out me. We’re going to have an epidemic of lung cancer in China if we don’t have one already.
–Otis Brawley

Short of repeatedly X-raying a person’s lungs to look for emerging tumors, there is no way now to screen people at high risk for lung cancer, much less predict who will be diagnosed with the cancer at a later date.
–Steven Belinsky

We’ve opened up a lot of doors in Washington and hopefully the individual states. It needs to happen. I want to see very intense research into treatment of lung cancer and early detection.
–David Grant

I am very pleased to have quality institutional investors participate in this financing, which will provide significant funding to vigorously proceed with the Phase 3 development of NOV-002 in lung cancer, in addition to our other clinical development programs, including chemotherapy-resistant ovarian cancer and chronic hepatitis C with NOV-205, our second compound. Meanwhile, we will continue to seek government procurement for ‘dirty bomb’ treatment with NOV-002.
–Harry Palmin

The rate of early cancer detection was better than what we see in the general community. But it remains to be seen if that translates into a mortality benefit. It is too early to make any recommendations regarding chest X-rays as a lung cancer screening tool in the general population.
–Christine Berg

There has been a very disturbing increase in the number of non-smoking younger women being diagnosed now with lung cancer.
–Laurie Fenton

It’s appalling that the tobacco industry is not held responsible for the deadly products it continues to market and sell to young people. Clearly, the industry is trying to get young people hooked on smoking and nothing is being done to limit this targeted marketing. Cigarettes, even in assorted candy flavors, cause lung cancer and lung disease and should be banned for the sake of our children.
–John Kirkwood

A smoker who cuts back on the number of cigarettes by half reduces the risk of lung cancer not by half, but by 25 percent. So the risk is reduced but not just as much as the number of cigarettes.
–Nina Godtfredsen

These data provide strong evidence for a substantial protective effect of cruciferous vegetables on lung cancer.
–Paul Brennan

When we think of smoking, we tend to think of adults and older adults dying of lung cancer or emphysema. What we miss is the fact that they’re dying as adults because of decisions they made as a child.
–Michael Ericksen

I’m glad to see the work being done, … It’s a simple, noninvasive, potentially inexpensive test that will pick up early lung cancer. That would certainly be a big help.
–Norman Edelman

It’s a different kind of risk with chewing tobacco. You are more susceptible to different kinds of cancer, where as cigarettes typically are associated with lung cancer, chewing tobacco is associated with mouth, tongue, anything oral.
–Jim Almeda

This is more of a political problem than a science problem right now. Without the ability to develop grassroots voices and pressures to put on public health leaders, we continue to see lung cancer as the most lethal of all cancers.
–Laurie Fenton

The findings suggest that genetic factors play an important role in lung cancer among never-smokers.
–Olga Gorlova

Surgery for early stage non-small cell lung cancer is standard treatment and is likely curative. Yet, fewer blacks than whites undergo surgery for the disease, leading to a higher mortality rate among blacks with lung cancer.
–Henry Ford

This is the most important advance in public health since Sir Richard Doll identified that smoking causes lung cancer 50 years ago. Today’s vote will protect thousands of workers and save many lives.
–Alex Markham

We don’t completely understand why they develop lung cancer.
–Jay Brooks

Cigarettes cause lung cancer. It’s as simple as that.
–Dan Sullivan

Based on the imminent release of a tabloid article regarding my personal health, my family and I have decided to release our own statement, … I have recently been diagnosed with lung cancer and am currently undergoing treatment. I have an excellent team of physicians and we are optimistic about my prognosis.
–Dana Reeve

If you are able to successfully reduce your tobacco use you will, in all likelihood, reduce lung cancer risk. But people find it very difficult to reduce their smoking and stay reduced and, secondly, while risk is reduced, it still remains very high.
–Thomas Glynn

But when you’re talking about smoking, the message doesn’t change; it stays the same. Elimination of smoking will reduce lung cancer incidence.
–Christopher Haiman

While further research is needed, our findings suggest that it may be beneficial to use erlotinib, a relatively non-toxic targeted agent, to initially treat patients with advanced lung cancer, rather than use conventional chemotherapy regimens.
–Bruce Johnson

We’ve known for some time that smokers are under oxidative stress, because the smoke itself is an oxidant that creates free radicals and cell mutations. The immune response of the body also tends to cause inflammation, and this inflammation is one reason that smoking relates not only to lung cancer but other serious health problems such as diabetes, hypertension and heart disease.
–Maret Traber

Relatives could be aggressively advised to stop smoking or, if lung cancer screening is recommended at some point in the future, this is a high-risk group that could be considered for regular screening.
–Olga Gorlova

We are eager for this technology to be widely available to physicians and their lung cancer patients, as it can help identify those who are likely to dramatically respond and survive for extended periods of time with a relatively benign treatment.
–Bruce Johnson

A nicotine patch may not be enough. We have a group of smokers who are often interested in stopping, but don’t have the tools needed to be successful. Family members often tell us they are motivated to quit but the stress of caring for their relative with lung cancer makes it the worst time in their lives to try.
–Dr. Lori Bastian

There are some exciting new molecular-targeted drugs that are helpful, and we’re understanding the molecular biology of lung cancer much better today in helping to design more rational treatments. But unfortunately, the vast majority of people with lung cancer today will die from their disease.
–Jay Brooks

Lung cancer was his biggest fear. That’s why he quit smoking five years ago. But they told us it was malignant. They were going to run tests. So we waited three or four days. It was horrifying.
–Melodie Malone

Nicotine addiction is such a powerful force that even the heartbreak of watching a family member die of lung cancer often isn’t enough to convince smokers to quit.
–Dr. Lori Bastian

We observed quite striking differences. This suggests there are racial and ethnic differences in the smoking-related risk of lung cancer.
–Christopher Haiman

With regard to particulates, dust and soot in the air, that has been linked to an increase in lung disease and lung cancer.
–John Kirkwood

It’s terrible not to know. These particles are so tiny they can bypass the body’s defense mechanisms. They have metals in them, that’s why they’re so toxic. When they get into the lungs they lodge into the lungs impacting the cells and membranes which can start the process that leads to lung cancer.
–Jenny Bard

Lung cancer death rates have fallen 17 percent in men from 1990 to 2002. Both incidence and death rates have leveled off in women, so we are turning the corner.
–Michael Thun

That was getting close to happening when Julie Harris had a stroke, and then my mother got ill and eventually died of lung cancer.
–Luke Yankee

Lung cancer incidence was higher among African-Americans and Hawaiians.
–Christopher Haiman

We may be able to pick them up at earlier stages, … But that is not the same as actually benefiting patients. It’s certainly not proof that you’ll decrease their risk of dying of lung cancer.
–Barnett Kramer

While it is the more the more unusual scenario that someone who never smoked would develop lung cancer, 10 to 15 percent of the cases do occur in non-smokers. One of the major problems is, by the time it’s detected, it’s often quite far advanced.
–Emily Senay

There is no accepted early screening technique for lung cancer. The PLCO trial will show if chest X-rays, by catching lung cancer when it is still operable, can reduce the death rate from lung cancer.
–Christine Berg

We know that second-hand smoking increases the risk of lung cancer and studies have suggested that it is associated with lung cancer mortality. But this is the first study to show that second-hand smoking also is associated with lung cancer survival.
–Wei Zhou

Lung cancer in women in this country is really epidemic because women started using tobacco later in the 20th century than men did. We’re still seeing the results, … In California, rates among women dropped almost 5 percent. But in the rest of the country, they went up 13 percent.
–David Fleming

There are more studies, the risk estimates are more consistently elevated, and they’re higher than they were for lung cancer. Plus, there’s all these toxicology studies and molecular biology they didn’t have back then.
–Stanton Glantz

These particles can damage the cells in the lining of our lungs and produce lung cancer.
–David Brenner

The incidence of lung cancer diagnosis has increased a dramatic 600 percent in the past three decades. And this year alone 71,000 women will die of lung cancer.
–Carleen Wild

We are aware that blacks are being disproportionately affected by lung cancer. There are differing opinions as to why this is the case, but the bottom line is that we need to continue to educate the public — especially this community — about the health effects of smoking.
–John Kirkwood

He has some pneumonia due to the lung cancer and has a cough from that, but is not in any pain and currently has few other symptoms. Zola has a positive attitude about this experience. Zola just doesn’t see a reason to be angry ? this may just be a promotion by God. He is looking forward to seeing the Lord soon. He plans on continuing his work as long as he is able.
–Mark Levitt

Lung cancer is treatable if it’s caught early. The best treatment for lung cancer is surgery. If it is not caught early, as it is, unfortunately, in two-thirds of patients, we have made some progress in terms of the use of chemotherapy … and radiation.
–Jay Brooks

My dad had lung cancer and we took care of him, and he was real close to my dad and he watched what cancer can do and it really can take away everything you have.
–Becky Hankey

The immune response of the body also tends to cause inflammation. And this inflammation is one reason that smoking relates not only to lung cancer but other serious health problems such as diabetes, hypertension and heart disease. –Maret Traber

Dana Reeve’s death highlights the fact that lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in women in the U.S., claiming 30,000 more lives annually than breast cancer. It is not unique that she developed lung cancer as a non-smoker — at least 1 in 5 women with lung cancer have never smoked.
–Regina Vidaver

I had a rare form of thyroid cancer that took a while for doctors to diagnose, but I beat it. My dad is a cancer survivor and my mother-in-law was killed by lung cancer, so this is very personal to me.
–Keith Davis

The biggest issue with lung cancer, as we know, is that smoking is the number one cause of lung cancer. Without a doubt, 85 percent of all lung cancer deaths are caused from smoking.
–Karen Carpenter