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Brandy’s Fight Like a Girl Story (Breast Cancer)

I was watching my favorite show, Wentworth, for the 6th time, and one of the characters found a lump, which turned out to be cancer. I never check myself, but I finally did. Well, I found a lump in September. I didn’t do anything about it because it scared me. …

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Jamie’s Fight Like a Girl Story (Breast Cancer)

I’m Jamie. I’m 39, and I was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer on July 13, 2016. I had 8 rounds of chemotherapy and 6 weeks of radiation therapy. I had my mastectomy on March 6, 2017. My husband, children, step children, and family have been by my side through …

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Liz’s Fight Like a Girl Story (Bladder Cancer)

After at least 2 years of struggling to find a physician who would listen to me and not brush me off, 2 years of being told “oh you just have a UTI or bladder infection,” of having male doctors discount my words as inexperience of my own body, and even …

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Kathy’s Fight Like a Girl Story (Breast Cancer)

Breast Cancer Stories

I had my mastectomy in May 2016. About 2 weeks after surgery, I had to be readmitted for infection. Then, because I’m diabetic, my mastectomy scar wouldn’t heal. That meant weekly trips to the wound care center. After several weeks, the wound still was not healing, and they had to …

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Karen’s Fight Like a Girl Story (Breast Cancer)

I had just turned 50. I was excited and ready to start living my next 50 years. Then, six months later, I hear, “You have breast cancer.” Those words hit like a wrecking ball on my future plans. The endless tests, the surgery, the treatments after surgery. Life as you …

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Lori’s Fight Like a Girl Story (Breast Cancer)

On June 20, 2013, I was diagnosed with Stage 3 HER2+ Breast Cancer. On July 15, I started 16 rounds of chemotherapy. I had four rounds of dense chemo, and then I had another 12 rounds of Taxol. The week of Thanksgiving was my last chemo. Four days after my …

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Dawn’s Fight Like a Girl Story (Breast Cancer)

Breast Cancer Stories

Hello! My name is Dawn. I am a daughter and wife. I am also a four-time cancer warrior. The first time this horrible disease invaded my body, I was 16-years-old. The next time, I was 25-years-old. The third time, I was given the worst birthday present on my 40th birthday–another …

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Savanna’s Story (Depression, Obesity, Anxiety)

When my life isn’t rainbows and happiness… My dad was out of my life most of my elementary years. He and my mom fought all the time, and he went to jail for domestic violence. It was hard living without a dad. My babysitter was like my mom because my …

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