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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.

Jessica’s Story (Brain Tumor)

My name is Jessica and I am 38 years old. For over a year I started having terrible, debilitating headaches. I thought they were migraines causing terrible pain, nausea, and vomiting. Originally they were infrequent but then happened two to three times per week. I thought that it could be …

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Hannah’s Story (Brain Tumor)

I’m 17 years old. Two years ago I had a seizure my 10th grade year, it still haunts me everyday. I’m in 12th grade now and I’m having trouble moving on from that seizure. My mom and dad tell me I need to drive, my sister’s tell me I need …

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Amber’s Story (Brain Tumor)

Amber's Story (Brain Tumor)LR

My battle started 10 years ago when the doctor said ‘brain tumor’.  The next word I heard was ‘surgery’…four days later I went under the knife. I was petrified, but I knew God was with me. After an 8 hour surgery I came out into recovery; a tumor and my …

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Diana’s Story (Brain Tumor)

Just when you think all is going great, life happens. I had just gotten my first ‘grown up’  job; 8 am to 5 pm, weekends off… and it was wonderful. I was at work when my neurologist called my office and told me to come to her office as soon as possible. …

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Alicia’s Story (Brain Tumor, Epilepsy)

In December 2002, I was diagnosis with epilepsy. After doing an EEG, the epilepsy was determined as Begin Rolandic epilepsy. My seizures were under control through medication and chiropractic treatments. After a change in neurologists, another MRI was requested in February 2005. At this time, they found an abnormality (no size was defined), …

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Susan’s Story (Brain Tumor)

Susan's Story (Brain Tumor)

I’ve been encouraged by others to post this so here goes; an amazing story of a wonderful, intuitive lil’ doxie and how she saved my life. At 12:30 am on Sunday, Mar 2nd, 2008, I awoke suffering multiple seizures on my right side due to a Meningioma (benign) grapefruit-sized brain …

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Melanie’s Story (Brain Tumor)

Melanie's Story (Brain Tumor) LR

I was sick with headaches for about 6 months, and progressively got worse. I started having slurred speech, my legs going numb when I would walk, the left side of my face was numb, I would black out, and muscle spasms in my neck that were getting worse, and this …

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