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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.

Jodi’s Story (Breast Cancer)

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My journey began when I was diagnosed with Stage 3a breast cancer in October 2012. I had a lumpectomy with 13 lymph nodes removed. I then was treated with 6 rounds of TAC (Taxotere, Adriamycin and Cyclophosphamide) chemotherapy and 33 sessions of radiation. I was in remission and even celebrated …

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Amy’s Story (Myxoid Liposarcoma)

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My cancer started back in 2017 and I have to say it’s been a long bumpy road. With the help of family and friends, I can say I am strong and still fighting like a girl. I have had this for years and am still fighting. I have stage four, …

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Karla’s Story (Breast Cancer)

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On June 25, 2018,  I was doing a self examination of my breasts and found a knot. I went directly to the hospital, the biopsy was fine. I had a double mastectomy, total radical hysterectomy, did 4 rounds of A/C and 20 rounds of infused chemotherapy. On February 6,  I …

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Aida’s Story (Cervical Cancer)

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My name is Aida, I’m a 46 years old  and a three time cancer survivor. I was first diagnosed at the age of 17. By the time I was 24, I had to have a radical hysterectomy, which included removal of my lymph nodes. My oldest child was 5 years …

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Amy’s Story (Breast Cancer)

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I hope to be an encouragement to other women fighting this fight with me. I was recently diagnosed with breast cancer in March 2020. The exact same time the COVID-19 pandemic started. I had my first mammogram at 40, which was normal. I am 41 and went in for my …

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Kathy’s Story (Breast Cancer)

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I remember the day like it was yesterday, June 10, 2014. A day that came on the heels of having gone through 6 rounds of chemo, a double mastectomy, my husband telling me he wanted a divorce and my mother passing away. All within eight months. It was the day …

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Sandra Yohanna’s Story (Vulvar Cancer)

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My name is Sandra Yohanna,  and I was diagnosed with Stage 3 Vulvar Cancer on December 11, 2017 at the age of 36. I had problems on my vulva for nearly 7 years prior to diagnosis. After more than a year of dealing with this horrible itch that wasn’t going …

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