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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.

Erin’s Story (Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma)

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Every cancer survivor’s story is beautiful, and this one is mine. My joy in life is being the wife of a fireman for 23 years, a mom of 3 kids who are all active-duty military members (1 ARMY, 2 MARINES), and a full-time ER Nurse. In 2017, after several attempts …

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Cindy’s Story (Metastatic Breast Cancer)

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I was originally diagnosed with Stage 2 breast cancer in 2003. After 14 years of survivorship, I was diagnosed with Stage 4 metastatic breast cancer in July 2017. I had leg pain that I attributed to a running injury, but it was actually a large tumor in my right femur …

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Liz’s Story (Breast Cancer)

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On March 27, 2000, at the age of 33, I found a lump. At first, I wasn’t going to say anything to anyone, but my gut told me otherwise. I told my mom and sister they had me call my OBGYN. I was able to get in to see the doctor on …

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Andrea’s Story (Cervical Cancer)

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In October of 2018, I was diagnosed with cervical cancer. I ignored it thinking it was no big deal; many women get cervical cancer. Within 2 months, the cancer had spread to my uterus and ovaries. I didn’t want a hysterectomy at such a young age, so I put myself …

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Jessica’s Story (PCOS)

Jessica's PCOS Story

Hello to everyone reading this, my name is Jessica. I will be 27 yrs. of age this August. My story began 7 years ago when I decided that I wanted to have a family. I stopped my birth control pills and began planning for my new life as a mom. …

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Shari’s Story (Metastatic Breast Cancer)

Shari's Breast Cancer Story

We have kids from my husband’s previous marriage and four from mine. I love my job managing a team of business development specialists. I’ve always enjoyed personal development and finding ways to improve myself. But despite this, I never learned to live in the moment or found much joy in …

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