Register
Login
×

21 Amazing Cancer Survivors Fitness Stories and Quotes

In the past, doctors used to suggest people being treated for chronic illness to reduce their physical activities. But as per the new researches cancer patients can do physical exercises during their treatment plan as it improves how their body functions. However, it is still suggested not to do rigorous workouts if the body movement causes pain.

Here we share 21 amazing and inspiring stories of cancer survivors who share their love for fitness and how staying physically active helped them in their journey.

Fitness stories of cancer survivors:

1. Lu was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in 2013. She has successfully defeated her disease and is now a fitness enthusiast and a runner.

Read her full story

“Life has become immeasurably better since I have been forced to stop taking it seriously.” -Hunter S. Thompson
Lu - Thyroid cancer survivor story
Lu's Survivor Story

2. Jimmy M was diagnosed with brain cancer in May 2014. He has successfully defeated his disease. He is a fitness enthusiast and a traveller.

Read full story here

“You can achieve anything you set your mind to.”
jimmy-brain-cancer-survivor.jpg
Jimmy M - Brain Cancer Survivor

3. Rob Guarino was diagnosed with nasal sinus squamous cell carcinoma in August 2017. He has successfully defeated his disease. He is a professional trainer, boxer and black belt.

Read full story here

“Die with memories, not dreams”
rob-guarino-nasal-sinus-sarcoma-survivor.jpg
Rob Guarino - Nasal Sinus Carcinoma Survivor

Also Read:

  1. 7 Inspirational Stage 4 Cancer Survivor Stories.
  2. 44 Motivational Quotes About Staying Strong Through Cancer

4. Cindy Minter was diagnosed with breast cancer in January 2014. She has successfully defeated her disease. She is a fitness enthusiast and a Hot Yoga student.

Read full story here

“Give your morning to God and he will give you the day.” –Carmel Murphy
cindy-minter-breast-cancer-survivor-1.jpg
Cindy Minter - Breast Cancer Survivor

5. Jill Pring was diagnosed with breast cancer in January 2016. She has successfully defeated her disease. She is a fitness enthusiast, a marathon runner, and an autism consultant.

Read full story here

“If you must look back, do so forgivingly. If you must look forward, do so prayerfully. However, the wisest thing you can do is be present in the present” –Maya Angelou
jill-pring-breast-cancer-survivor.jpg
Jill Pring - Breast Cancer Survivor

6. Heather was diagnosed with bladder cancer March 17, 2018. She has successfully defeated her disease. She is a fitness enthusiast now.

Read full story here

“I want to stay as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can’t see from the center.” -Kurt Vonnegut
heather-bladder-cancer-survivor.jpg
Heather - Bladder Cancer Survivor

7. Kandice Welch was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in 2017. She has successfully defeated her disease. Now, she is a fitness enthusiast and motivating others.

Read full story here

“You sometimes have to look back, to see how far your Journey has taken you”
Kandice Welch - Thyroid Cancer Survivor

8. Tiffani was diagnosed with leukemia on January 13, 2014. She has successfully defeated her disease. She is a baseball lover.

Read full story here

“Life is a very precious gift. And unfortunately, you don’t truly realize it until you are fighting to stay alive.”
tiffani-leukemia-survivor.jpg
Tiffani - Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia Survivor

9. Emma had a double mastectomy on 13th February 2018. She was just 22 years old then. She is a Body-combat instructor and a teacher in the making.

Read full story here

“Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadows. It’s what sunflowers do.”
emma-breast-cancer-survivor.jpg
Emma (BRCA2 positive) chose Double Mastectomy

\

10. Josh Perry is an inspiration for other fighters as he achieved his goals despite living with 4 brain tumors presently and is a BMX athlete.

Read full story here

“I love saying ‘Fear is just a thought. Thoughts can be changed.’”
josh-perry-brain-tumor-survivor.jpg
Josh Perry - Brain Tumor Survivor

11. Via was diagnosed with Leukemia in October 2014. She has successfully defeated her disease. She is a fitness enthusiast and is living life to the fullest.

Read full story here

You have to be “Courageous through Cancer”
via-leukemia-survivor.jpg
Via - Leukemia Survivor

12. Mike Maldonado, was diagnosed with Stage 4 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in December of 2009. He has successfully defeated his disease. He is now a Certified Personal Fitness Trainer and a Fitness Motivational Speaker.

Read full story here

mike-hodgkin-lymphoma-survivor.jpg
Mike Maldonado - Hodgkin's Lymphoma Survivor

13. Eduardo Cesareo Montero was diagnosed with bladder cancer on April 30th, 2015. He has successfully defeated his disease. He is a fitness lover.

Read full story here

eduardo-bladder-cancer-survivor.jpg
Eduardo Cesareo Montero - Bladder Cancer Survivor

14. Cam, was diagnosed with cervical cancer in September 2016. She has successfully defeated her disease. She is the founder of CorpYoga and a certified yoga instructor.

Read full story here

“Stay persistent.”
cam-corp-yoga-cervical-cancer-survivor-featured-image.jpg

15. John was diagnosed with stage 3-colon cancer in 2011. He has now successfully won his fight against cancer and lives a healthy life. He likes fitness-related activities like working out in a gym, running, etc. and encourage other fighters to follow the same path.

Read full story here

“Everyone has a story. Cancer tried to end my life story. I decided to write another chapter.”
john-colorectal-cancer-survivor-featured-image.jpg

16. Adam was diagnosed with colon cancer in May 2017. But he worked against all the odds to get his life back. Now he loves his bicycle and rides it to spread awareness and positivity.

Read full story here

“During my cancer journey, I became an avid cyclist and one day I was watching the Lance Armstrong documentary. The man is very controversial but I respect him for the cancer journey he made. He raised an amazing amount of money for cancer research and really put it out in the public domain for all to see. One quote he said which stuck with me was “The truth is, if you asked me to choose between winning the Tour de France and cancer, I would choose cancer. Odd as it sounds, I would rather have the title of cancer survivor than winner of the Tour, because of what it has done for me as a human being, a man, a husband, a son, and a father.”
adam-colon-cancer-survivor.jpg
Adam - Colon Cancer Survivor

17. Sharon was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer in October 2014. She has successfully defeated her disease. She is a wellness coach and supports people’s health and fitness Goals.

Read full story here

“ This too shall pass.”
sharon.jpg
Sharon - Breast Cancer Survivor

18. Shilpa Aneja was diagnosed with diagnosed with stage 2B breast cancer in November 2016. She has successfully defeated her disease and is now a fitness lover.

Read full story here

“I thought I could and I did.”
sh.jpg

19. Adriana was diagnosed with breast cancer stage 3 in January 2018. She has successfully defeated her disease. She is a fitness enthusiast and mother of 4 lovely children.

Read full story here

“Whether you think you can, or you cannot, you are right.” -Henry Ford
adri7710-breast-cancer-survivor.jpg
Adriana - Breast Cancer Survivor

20. Titaree Miharu was diagnosed with Breast cancer in, 2015. She successfully defeated her disease and now is a yoga teacher.

Read full story here

“It does, what it does. If you feel not right just walk away.”
titaree-1.jpg
Titaree Miharu - Breast Cancer Survivor

21. Catharina was diagnosed with Breast cancer on 28th December 2007. She has successfully defeated her disease. She is a fitness enthusiast and is living life to the fullest.

Read full story here

“Life is too short to waste any amount of time on wondering what other people think about you. In the first place, if they had better things going on in their lives, they wouldn’t have the time to sit around and talk about you. What’s important to me is not others’ opinions of me, but what’s important to me is my opinion of myself.”
22.jpg

Join our support community to share your fitness story :)

JOIN US