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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.

Pebbles’s Story (Rheumatoid Arthritis)

Most of y’all know or have read about my journey with type 1 diabetes. Now I’ll tell you how my immune system screwed me over again with rheumatoid arthritis. In 2014, I started to have sharp pains in my wrists, finger joints, toe joints and elbows. Not even plain ibuprofen …

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Mandi’s Story (RA)

I was first diagnosed with Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) ten years ago. As the years passed I was also told I had lupus, then Sjögren’s syndrome, then neuropathy raynaud’s, and a few others. Then was diagnosed with basal cell carcinoma. It seems that every time I was attending the hospital I was …

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Barbara’s Story (Osteoarthritis)

My name is Barbara Tullous. I was diagnosed three years ago with degenerative hip disease. I also have bad knees. It’s starting to look like I may also have RA. I work at a psyche hospital 40 hours a week with teenage girls. Sometimes I float to the adult unit …

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