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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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Shelli’s Fight Like a Girl Story (Colon Cancer)

My FLAG story begins innocently enough, as I had no clue that anything was wrong. I knew I was losing some weight but attributed that to the fact that I was finally off the hormones that I’d been taking for over 10 years. Also, I didn’t have any other of …

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

I was diagnosed a year ago on Nov. 8,2016. The day my life officially changed. I went through a single mastectomy and chemo with my 19-year-old playing nurse. I had radiation and am now on tamoxifen for ten years. I am a single mom with two young ones still with …

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Mimi’s Fight Like a Girl Story (Sarcoma)

It started last October, just after I got my flu shot in my left arm. I was feeling pain in the area where I’d received my flu shot and thought it was just a reaction to the shot. I went to the doctor and was seen by a resident (not …

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

I was diagnosed in June 2012. In July 2012, I decided to have a bilateral mascetomy. I had stage one cancer. When the test results came back after surgery, they showed the cancer was forming in the left breast. If I had just removed the right side, I would have …

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Emma’s Story (Breast Cancer)

Emma Breast Cancer

I found lumps in my right breast and arranged an appointment with a nurse at my doctor’s. The day of my appointment, the nurse had apparently been told that her department was going to be downsized. All she could talk about was her job loss. She gave me a brief …

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Dahlia’s Story (Endometrial Cancer)

Dahlia Endometrial Cancer

My journey with endometrial or uterine cancer started last year, October 2016, at 41 years old. My Symptoms I noticed the changes in my menstrual cycle probably 2 years ago or so. The symptoms were prolonged, with heavy bleeding for 3 weeks. I only had 1 week off to rest …

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