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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.

Marcia’s Story (Bone Cancer)

My name is Marcia Wearing. I was diagnosed in 1984 with stage four bone cancer (osteosarcoma). I was given a 50/50 survival rate. I was 18 years old at the time, and had dreams of becoming a dancer. I put my career on hold and began a regiment of chemotherapy. …

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