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Best Songs About Fighting Cancer

Best Songs About Fighting Cancer

Dana Donofree
3 min read

Best Songs About Fighting Cancer

Living with a breast cancer diagnosis is difficult. Finding the right words to describe what you’re going through and making sense of it all can be overwhelming and confusing. Whenever we’re not sure where to turn, we turn to music. Listening to music has the power to inspire us and bring us joy and hope during times we may feel hopeless. Whether you have breast cancer, have a family member with cancer, or are a caregiver, turn up the volume and get ready to find your  breast fight song with the ten best songs about fighting cancer.

Fighting breast cancer is an uphill battle met with challenges. But, we know how strong our community is. We’ve heard countless stories from patients, thrivers and survivors who have gone through so much only to come out on top. These songs are perfect to listen to during your recovery or to inspire you before your upcoming treatments. With AnaOno you are Never Alone.

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 1. “Rise up” by Andra Day (2015)

Andra’s song was written about perseverance, courage, and confidence.  Being able to face struggle and power through it all. Staying determined through it all will help you rise above the challenges that you're facing. If you need help while going through a tough time the AnaOno community is always here to help rise you up from those dark times. You will never feel alone again.

Iconic lyrics: And I know you feel like dying, but I promise we’ll take the world to its feet and move mountains, bring it to its feet.


2. “Girl on Fire” by Alicia Keys (2012)

Alicia’s song describes a girl that is a go getter kind of person, she is a “flame.” Alicia confirms that this “girl” is human but what sets her apart from others is her ability to overcome obstacles that life throws at her and her desire to stay motivated. Life will throw obstacles at you and sometimes it seems impossible to overcome, but you can be reminded to keep fighting hard while listening to this song.

Iconic lyrics: “She’s living in a world and it’s on fire, filled with catastrophe, but she knows she can fly away.”


3. “Survivor” by Destiny’s Child (2001)

Beyonce was inspired to write Survivor after she received negative comments in the media and decided to turn the negative into a powerful song to show that nothing will bring her down. Being able to receive negative news and try your best to make the most of the moment and to never give up on hope or strength will help you in more ways than you will know.

Iconic lyrics: “I’m a survivor, I’m not gon’ give up, I’m not gon’ stop, oh I’m gon’ work harder." 


4. “Scars to Your Beautiful” by Alessia Cara (2015)

Alessia’s “Scars to your Beautiful” sends a message of self-acceptance that women face every day, due to the beauty standards that are in the world. Everyone has scars, everyone has insecurities, everyone has that one thing about themselves that they wish they could change. We've all been there and we all need a little reminder that you are beautiful.  

Iconic lyrics: “There’s a hope that’s waiting for you in the dark, you should know you’re beautiful just the way you are”


5. “Confident” by Demi Lovato (2015)

Demi’s song “Confident” is about finding self-love and being confident in your own skin. Being confident and finding confidence is hard and it is something that many women struggle with everyday. Here at AnaOno we like to embrace ourselves and help others feel comfortable enough to embrace themselves as well. Dealing with a new body is a physical and mental struggle that we all go through. You may not feel right in your own skin because you feel that your body has changed. Just remember all that your body has been through, and how strong you have been. Building up confidence will not happen over night, but over time you will start to feel a sense of normalcy, not in the sense that you got your body back, but you will begin to embrace and accept the changes within your body and learn how to grow your confidence from there. What better way to bring your confidence back, than listen to this absolutely fierce song by Demi Lovato!

Iconic lyrics: “I used to hold my freak back, now I’m letting go” 

While you can’t help someone beat cancer, you can stand hand-in-hand with them during their fight. So, put on your dancing shoes, pump up the tunes, and belt out your favorite songs. Subscribe to our  playlist on Spotify to listen to all of these songs and more! Remember, with AnaOno, you are Never Alone.

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Dana Donofree
Dana Donofree

Founder and CEO of AnaOno. After a diagnosis of breast cancer in her late 20’s, Dana took her own lived experience and fashion design background and (re)designed intimates for those that have undergone breast surgery. Dana’s story has been published around the world in outlets like New York Times, BBC, Huffington Post, The Today Show, and more.