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Cristy’s Fight Like a Girl Story (Uterine Cancer)

Hi, just a year or so ago my daughter, Cristy, wrote my breast cancer story. I’m nearly 5 years free and so happy. Cristy was with me every step of the way, along with her brothers and my husband. Cristy lives 5-6 hours from me, but every three weeks, she …

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Liette’s Fight Like a Girl Story (Cervical Cancer)

At the age of 19, I was diagnosed with stage 3B glassy cell carcinoma cervical cancer. My world was about to be flipped upside down. I was told they had no treatment plan yet, and I would need to be under an experimental trial, but I was up for anything …

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Angela’s Story (Colon Cancer)

Hello! My name is Angela Van Zandt. I’m 42 and a mother of three awesome kids. I was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer in Oct. ‘17.  I had no prior health concerns before this month. My cancer spread to my liver and lungs. I had surgery to remove a …

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Chris’s Fight Like a Girl Story (Melanoma, Breast Cancer)

I was diagnosed with stage three melanoma in my twenties and spent twenty plus years chasing it around my body. After fifteen years of melanoma-free life, I was diagnosed with inflammatory breast cancer. Over the last year, I have had three courses of chemo, a bilateral mastectomy and radiation. I …

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Jolene’s Story (Breast and Ovarian cancer)

I have debated writing this story, but decided if I can encourage just one person to stay strong and carry on, then it is worth it. I was a 42-year-old divorced mother of 4 and was working 3 to 4 jobs at a time. In March 2010, I was diagnosed …

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Lori’s Story (AL Amyloidosis)

I am a 40 year old mom of 2 living in Waterdown, Ontario. In 2016 I was diagnosed with primary AL Amyloidosis with multiple organ involvement. My symptoms started as far back as 2014, but it took me years to get a diagnosis. It is a rare disease and many …

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

I was diagnosed with breast cancer on October 1, 2013 – the first day of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. From the outset, I vowed to be transparent, and open about my diagnosis and treatment in my journey. I wanted to share my journey in hopes of helping others along the …

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

My breast cancer story: At 38 years old, my gynecologist recommended I go in for my baseline mammogram. Baseline showed a small cyst in my right breast at the 4 o’clock position. After the results were given to my gynecologist, she recommended I see a surgeon to either watch it …

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Misty’s Story (Breast Cancer)

Diagnosed on February 15, 2017 with Invasive Ductal Carcinoma, High grade DCIS. Stage 1 Grade 2. ER+ PR+ HER2- No lymph node involvement, Oncotype X score 34. BRCA – Negative. On my 43rd birthday, I rolled over in bed, and it hurt. Not thinking it could be anything, I did …

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Teresa’s Story (Breast Cancer)

I am currently being treated for breast cancer. In my early 20’s (1986) I began having several issues, for which I was diagnosed 6 years later. I had a pituitary tumor, causes terrible headaches, hormonal imbalance, etc. After surgeries, including gamma knife radiation, the tumor remains. Due to the hormonal …

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Pamela’s Story (Breast Cancer)

Breast Cancer Stories

After being in remission for 12 years and having a lumpectomy on left side, chemo and radiation, I was diagnosed 5 weeks ago on right side this time. No choice but to have my breast removed and then go back and remove the left. While in the hospital, I developed …

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Denise’s Fight Like a Girl Story (Lung Cancer)

My name is Denise. When I was 53 years old, I was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer of the right lung. It was November 7, 2014. I had a malignant pleural effusion (MPE) that was found after months of symptoms and doctors appointments. The fluid contained malignant cells—non-small cell …

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

Hi, I am the mother of 2 young boys. When I was 46, I found a lump under my arm. After having it checked and about a million tests, I was diagnosed with IDC. I did 6 months of chemotherapy every week for about 4 hours. I lost my hair, …

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Kimberly’s Fight Like a Girl Story (Diabetes)

April, 2012. I became extremely sick. I thought it was a bad flu. I couldn’t keep anything down, not even small sips of water. I was taken to the ER. My blood glucose level was 440+. I had a stroke because I wasn’t able to keep anything down including my …

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