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    No.333: 10 Best Songs About Fighting Cancer

    10 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 yourbreast fight song with the ten best songs about fighting cancer.

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    Feel Good Fight Songs

    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.

    1. Song:  Rise Up
    Artist: Andra Day
    Album: Cheers to The Fall
    Most empowering lyric:  And I'll rise up
    High like the waves
    I'll rise up
    In spite of the ache
    I'll rise up
    And I'll do it a thousand times again

    2. Song:  Girl on Fire
    Artist: Alicia Keys
    Album: Girl on Fire - Single
    Most empowering lyric:  Looks like a girl but she's a flame
    So bright she can burn your eyes
    Better look the other way
    You can try but you'll never forget her name
    She's on top of the world

    3. Song:  Mission
    Artist: Lupe Fiasco
    Album: Mission - Single
    Most empowering lyric:  On remission from the jump
    Breast cancer can't hold me back
    That's the answer when they told me that
    It can knock me down but I'm gonna be back
    Strong, down for whatever exceptional and I don't know how to quit

    4. Song:  Survivor
    Artist: Destiny’s Child
    Album: Survivor
    Most empowering lyric:  I'm a survivor (what), I'm not gon' give up (what)
    I'm not gon' stop (what), I'm gon' work harder (what)
    I'm a survivor (what), I'm gonna make it (what)
    I will survive (what), keep on survivin' (what)

    Badass Ballads for Breast Cancer Thrivers and Survivors

    Sometimes you’re tired and fighting feels like too big a feat to achieve. These ballads are made for those days when you want to stay in bed, shut out the world, and just listen to fierce females. These inspiring songs remind us that it’s okay to feel down. So, pop in your headphones, grab a glass of wine, and listen to these ballads.

    5. Song:  I am Woman
    Artist: Helen Reddy
    Album: Helen Reddy’s Greatest Hits (and more)
    Most empowering lyric:  You can bend but never break me
    'Cause it only serves to make me
    More determined to achieve my final goal
    And I come back even stronger
    Not a novice any longer
    'Cause you've deepened the conviction in my soul

    6. Song:  Scars to Your Beautiful
    Artist: Alessia Cara
    Album: Know-It-All 
    Most empowering lyric:  But there's a hope that's waiting for you in the dark
    You should know you're beautiful just the way you are
    And you don't have to change a thing
    The world could change its heart
    No scars to your beautiful
    We're stars and we're beautiful

    7. Song:  OK Not to Be OK
    Artist: Marshmello & Demi Lovato
    Album: OK Not to Be OK - Single
    Most empowering lyric:  When you're high on emotion
    And you're losing your focus
    And you feel too exhausted to pray
    Don't get lost in the moment
    Or give up when you're closest

    Most Empowering Songs to Dance To

    Celebrating the little wins during your breast cancer journey can bring light and joy into your life. Whether you’ve just finished your last round of chemo, gotten your drains removed, or are fully cleared by your doctor to go back to activities you love like yoga, biking, or hiking - it calls for a celebration. Call up your girlfriends, turn up the volume on these hits and dance it out.

    8. Song:  Shake It Off
    Artist: Taylor Swift
    Album: 1989
    Most empowering lyric:  But I keep cruising
    Can't stop, won't stop moving
    It's like I got this music in my mind
    Saying it's gonna be alright

    9. Song:  Girls Just Want to Have Fun

    Artist: Cyndi Lauper
    Album: She’s So Unusual
    Most empowering lyric:  I wanna be the one to walk in the sun
    Oh girls, they wanna have fun
    Ho hoo girls just wanna have
    That's all they really want
    Is some fun


    10. Song:  Dancing Queen
    Artist: ABBA
    Album: Abba Gold Anniversary Edition
    Most empowering lyric:  Night is young and the music's high
    With a bit of rock music
    Everything is fine
    You're in the mood for a dance
    And when you get the chance
    You are the dancing queen
    Young and sweet

    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’re Never Alone.

    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.