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    No.177: 20 Breast Cancer Memes To Uplift Your Spirits

    20 Breast Cancer Memes To Uplift Your Spirits

    A breast cancer diagnosis is a terrifying thing to receive. Your everyday life can turn upside-down in a moment, diving head-first into a world of appointments, treatments, and procedures. And while it may seem a little unusual to some, finding some humor in a grim situation may be a cathartic way to destress during such a stressful time.

    Don’t take it from us: Researchers going back decades havereinforced the relationship between cancer treatment and humor, with high numbers of patients self-reporting that “appropriate humor” is an important part of treatment. With that in mind, we present 20 breast cancer memes that will hopefully bring a smile to your face like they did ours.

    1. When you’re a little protective over your boobs

    If cancer thinks it can just grab your boobs, you most certainly can beat its ass! Show cancer who’s boss! 

    sign that says "cancer touched my boobs so I kicked its ass"

    MEME LINK: Source is Headcovers.com

    2. When hair loss actually simplifies your morning routine

    We never liked hairspray, either!

    Sign that says "losing your hair to chemo just mean one less thing to do in the morning

    MEME LINK: Source is Cameron Cook/Pinterest

    3. Mammogram over Instagram 

    Instagram can wait, your breasts can’t. Schedule that annual or bi-annual mammogram right now!

    just a reminder that mammogramming your boobs is more important than instagramming them

    MEME LINK - Source is Pinterest

    4. When you try to make conversation during a mammogram 

    Who can admit they’ve done this? Sometimes, you need a little conversation starter to lighten up the mood. 

    Clip art of women saying" so you seen any good breasts lately"

    MEME LINK - Source is cluestolife.wordpress.com

    5. When the mammogram was a little too effective

    Yeah, they’re really important, but can they at least leave your boobs looking less like pancakes?

    Clip art of women saying "yes, I did have my mammogram today... why do you ask?"

    MEME LINK: Source is Sharon Riolo/Pinterest

    6. When the term “killer boobs” gets a whole new meaning

    You’re going to have to find a new way to describe how your boobs look in your favorite dress.

    Meme that says "I have breast cancer, yes I have killer boobs"

    MEME LINK: Source is quickmeme.com

    7. When Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Halloween intersect

    Pumpkins or boobs? If you start laughing to yourself during your next doctor’s appointment, you can totally blame us. 

    Clipart of women in a pumpkin patch saying "October is breast cancer awareness month so grab those pumpkins and get a mammogram"

    MEME LINK - Source is Pinterest

    8. When the doctor gets a little too close for comfort

    Please, for the love of all things holy, stay on your side of the desk!


    MEME LINK: Source is @TheCancerPatient on Instagram

    9. When you make the wrong kind of donation

    We don’t think they meant such a personal tribute.

    Mona lisa with breasts on plate. Caption saying "when someone asks if i want to make a donation"

    MEME LINK: Source is @snarkycancer on Instagram

    10. When it’s almost Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    As the saying goes, “only real men wear pink.”

    Meme saying "Brace yourselves pink everything is coming"

    MEME LINK: Source… potentially imgflip.com?

    11. When the meme is equal parts funny and helpful

    This quick guide to unusual breast changes made a big splash -- and certainly helped a lot of people along the way,  especially if it reminded you to check yourself.

    Lemons in an egg cartooon saying "12 symptoms you need to know about"

    MEME LINK: Site is KnowYourLemons.org

    12. When treatments make you stronger

    Staying positive and resilient in between chemo rounds? This is the kind of attitude we love to see. 

    "you think you're a badass? Talk to me when you've gone through weeks of chemo and radiation"

    MEME LINK - Source is SomeECards

    13. When you find a rejected Dr. Seuss book title

    We don’t like cancer in a box or with a fox, either.

    Dr. Suess poster saying "I dont like cancer, I dont like cancer here or there, I dont like cancer anywhere"

    MEME LINK - source is Teals the Deal Organization

    14. Your friendly reminder to get a mammogram 

    If only all mammograms came to our door (and didn’t squish your boobs), that would make life a lot more entertaining. 

    Clipart of an elephant delivering a note

    MEME LINK: Source is 9gag.com

    15. When there’s no end to the needles

    The lie the nurses tell you about the needle not hurting is worse than when your parents tell you that Santa Claus isn’t real. (Sorry, kids.)


    MEME LINK: Source is @lymphomg on Instagram 

    16. When you’ve been snubbed for an award… again

    Some days, just keeping from crying feels like an act even Katharine Hepburn or Julia Louis-Dreyfus can’t live up to. At least they got Oscars and Emmys for their performance.

    Tweet that says "Where is my emmy for acting like im not having a mental breakdown during my oncology appointment

    MEME LINK: Source is @TheCancerPatient on Instagram

    17. When what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger

    Shouldn’t you be the heavyweight champion at this point? This isn’t fair. 

    Card that says "they say what doesn't kill you makes you stronger. At this point I should be able to bench press a Buick"

    MEME LINK: Source is SomeECards

    18. When your treatment side effects are unexpected

    This newfound no-tolerance policy has to count for something, right? 


    MEME LINK: Source is Jo Hilder/RedBubble

    19. When you have inside jokes with the hospital staff

    You’re there often enough to know every nurse’s favorite TV show and coffee order -- hold the sugar, of course.

    Meme "When you go to the cancer center so much you are on nickname basis with the staff"

    MEME LINK: Source is TheCancerPatient/Instagram

    20. When the side effects are never the ones you want

    It’s a little rude, isn’t it? 


    MEME LINK: Source is Pinterest

    A Little Laughter Goes A Long Way

    For some of us, laughing in the face of something as serious as breast cancer can be a welcome reprieve from its daily challenges. We hope these gave you a quick mental break! For more laughs, you can find our favorite bra memes and boob memes on our blog.


    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.