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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.

Halle’s Story (Lupus, Anemia)

Like many, my story begins with a series of symptoms that could be linked to a handful of average ailments: fatigue, body aches, swelling, and the occasional purple hands and feet. At 12 years old, your first instinct isn’t that you may be suffering from what would become a lifelong …

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Kinlee’s Story (Aplastic Anemia)

In 2010 our world was turned upside down when my four year old daughter Kinlee was diagnosed with SAA (severe aplastic anemia), a rare bone marrow diseases that depletes your red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. One day I noticed a lot of nose bleeds and bruising and …

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Ashley’s Story (Aplastic Anemia)

In November 2011, around Thanksgiving, I was sent straight to the hospital after my first blood test ever at age 13. My blood counts were very low, my platelets were three (normal is 140-450), my hemoglobin was less than eight (normal is 12-14), and my white blood was very low …

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Jenisa’s Story (Anemia)

My story begins when I was young. As a baby, I was hospitalized for failure to thrive. I had no clue what was waiting for me later.  Around the age of 13, I was tested for a rare disease called pernicious anemia. The reason that it’s so rare is because …

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