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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.

Barbara’s Story (Breast Cancer)

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I was 36 years old and in the prime of my life. My husband and I were involved in racing in our local tracks and some long distance tracks. One day when I was at the track, doing what I usually do – making sure the car was clean and …

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Julia’s Story (Breast Cancer)


I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2014 and here is my long story. I found my lump when I was 21 years old, and had finished nursing my son. I went to my doctor and he told me not to worry about it because I was too young. At …

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Nicole’s Story (Breast Cancer)


I was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 35. I found the lump myself when the underwire from my bra had cut me. After I found the lump, I saw two doctors who told me I was too young to have cancer. They added that sometimes you get these …

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Linda’s Story (Breast Cancer)

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My husband has lymphoma and I decided I needed to get my mammogram because it had been a few years and figured it needed to be done. A routine mammogram….no big deal! I got a call after the first mammogram that they needed to do a second mammogram. Okay, I …

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