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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.

Anna’s Story (Fibromyalgia)

Anna's Fibromyalgia Story

When I was 14 yrs. old,  I started feeling intense pain in my arms and legs. By 16 we figured out that I had Fibromyalgia. The doctors and everyone else said that I was too young to have this disease, but that doesn’t really make a difference to your body. …

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Brandy’s Story (Breast Cancer)

Brandy's Breast Cancer Story

I found my own lump in the shower when I was 34 yrs. old. Scared to death I went to family planning services because I had no insurance.   I found out I had (DCIS) breast cancer and so began my many complications. I had 7 surgeries in one and a …

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Kellie’s Story (Breast Cancer)

Kellie's Breast Cancer Story

In 2010, I was 36 yrs. of age and it was the second time I felt a lump in my breast. I had felt one the prior year, but nothing was shown on the testing. I had a mammogram and ultrasound and was found to have two tumors; one of …

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Jessica’s Story (PCOS)

Jessica's PCOS Story

I was diagnosed with PCOS (Polycystic ovary syndrome) 4 years ago. I was scared and alone sitting with this diagnosis in my lap. But now I have done my research, learned all that I could and I support fellow women with PCOS! I learned that I am a fighter and …

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Laura’s Story (Breast Cancer)

Laura's Breast Cancer Story

My name is Laura Parker, and I am a breast cancer survivor! I had two types of breast cancer, the most common AND the most rare: DCIS and Paget’s disease of the breast. It’s become a passion of mine to spread the word and make it more known about Paget’s …

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Karen’s Story (Breast Cancer)

Karen's Breast Cancer Story

I was 42 years old when I was diagnosed with Stage 4 Breast Cancer.  Cancer has never run in my family. I had chemo for five months then a double mastectomy and 39 rounds of radiation during 2012. I had reconstruction surgery with a horrible outcome. I had several surgeries …

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Karen’s Story (Breast Cancer)

Karen's Breast Cancer Story

I was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009. After a double mastectomy and many trips for chemotherapy, I was in remission for two years. Five years and five months later, the cancer came back behind my sternum. Radiation and chemo! Two years later, at my yearly scan, I am …

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