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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.

Bobbie’s Story (Breast Cancer)

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I was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 31, with no family history on 12-12-12! Within two weeks, I was meeting with Oncologist and Surgeons. I had a bilateral mastectomy on 12-28-12. Then, I started aggressive chemotherapy after a port placement from February to May. Additional treatment included …

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Ivania’s Story (Breast Cancer)

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Twelve years ago, my life was apparently “perfect”. I was married to a nice guy, we had good health, we made a good living together, we traveled often, and we had good friends. In 2006, we felt we were ready to start a family, I had a miscarriage in March …

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Cindy’s Story (COPD-Emphysema)

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My story started when I had a brain aneurysm almost 25 years ago. My youngest child was just a year old and after my second brain surgery, I realized I needed to start fighting long and hard. I did not know my fight had just started. After many years of …

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Kimberly’s Story (Stage 4 metastatic)

I was diagnosed the first time in 2008; I made it five years and one month and then diagnosed the second time. I went through 24 rounds of chemo and three months of radiation. At that time I was diagnosed with stage 3. When I finished everything treatment wise about …

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Glenda’s Story (Breast cancer.)

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Hello, my name is Glenda. My story starts in 2013. My dog found my cancer. One morning I was playing with my dog and she jumped and landed on my left breast. It started burning and itching. I had never felt that sensation. I became worried and decided that I …

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Ryan Marie’s Story (Cervical Cancer)

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Hello everyone, in December 2019 I was diagnosed with cervical cancer stage 1b. It all started in September 2019; I took a trip to the ER for a pain on my right side. They did a CT scan and determined I had a cyst on my right ovary. For many …

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Tracy’s Story (Cervical Cancer)

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I was diagnosed in 2011 with Cervical Cancer. I was HPV-, Adenocarcinoma (that’s important later) Stage3b when it was diagnosed. I had done everything “right.” I was very healthy and active, I did yoga and was a vegetarian and had regular PAPs, so it was really a shock. I had …

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Chantelle’s Story (Breast Cancer)

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At 28 years old, I found a lump on my breast. It was a week after we celebrated my son’s 1st birthday. I wasn’t even thinking that it could be cancer, but still, I decided to have it checked out. My doctor did a biopsy, then called me into his …

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