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Survivor Stories & Information

Fight Like a Girl’s collection of Power Stories are written and shared by real women who have overcome cancer or who are still battling their health adversary every day. The cancer stories found here are a source of empowerment and education, teaching women key signs and symptoms of the many different forms of cancer as well as how to take care of oneself throughout the treatment process. Survivor stories are equally powerful, written by women who now advocate for others still in the fight against a form of cancer or other detrimental illness.

Read the inspirational cancer stories below to find the support you need in your battle, or the final push to share your story with us. Immerse yourself in our community of warriors and join in — we can’t wait to meet and celebrate you.

Stephanie’s Story (Endometriosis)

Having endometriosis is hard to deal with, but I do it. I was finally diagnosed last year after having surgery to remove an ovarian cyst. I thank God every day  that I have a great husband that understands and helps with so much. I am living with pain daily  and …

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Karen’s Story (Glioblastoma-GBM)

On the very first Sunday of 2020, I got up from using the bathroom, and had the worst headache I had in a while. I began to vomit, which wasn’t unusual for me. I was a migraine headache sufferer. My husband consulted with our daughter, who is a nurse, and …

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Amy’s Story (Breast Cancer)

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My doctor found a lump during a routine exam. It was found to be cancer. I had a lumpectomy, 8 rounds of chemotherapy and then radiation. It was a hard thing to get through, but friends and family were supportive. I am a 5 year survivor. Amy NY Submitted 09/06/2020

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Shannon’s Story (Breast cancer)


I was 31 years old (2008) when I found a lump in my right breast.  I didn’t think about the possibility of it  being cancer because breast cancer didn’t run in my family. I went to my gynecologist to get it looked at and he told me that it may …

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Laura’s Story (Breast Cancer)

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In April 2016 at the age of 47, I was diagnosed with stage 2B breast cancer. I accidentally felt a lump while taking a shower. This happened 9 days after my perfectly normal annual mammogram and the day after my annual well, female exam. It literally appeared overnight. Over the …

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Vicki’s Story (Breast Cancer)


My battle began in 2005 with stage 1b breast cancer. At that time I had a lumpectomy, chemo, and 37 rounds of radiation treatment. In late 2011, I tested BRCA 1 positive and had a preventative double mastectomy with reconstruction and a hysterectomy. Sixteen years later, I still see my …

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Katharine’s Story (Peritoneal Cancer)


I started to notice weight gain about a year before my diagnosis, which was April 23 2019. I was 42 years old at the time. I was bloated, wasn’t able to defecate, not able to burp or even pass gas, I would also speak and often lose my breath within …

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