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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.

Laura’s Story (Breast Cancer)

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I was introduced to cancer on Valentine’s Day of all days. I knew it would raise its devilish head one day, I just didn’t know when or where on my body. I guess you could call it woman’s intuition. My mother fought ovarian cancer for 6 years, and believe me, …

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Linda’s Story (Breast Cancer)

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My husband has lymphoma and I decided I needed to get my mammogram because it had been a few years and figured it needed to be done. A routine mammogram….no big deal! I got a call after the first mammogram that they needed to do a second mammogram. Okay, I …

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Donna’s Story (Breast cancer)

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I was originally diagnosed in 2008 with breast cancer, which required a lumpectomy and radiation consult. Ultimately, radiation was not recommended. In 2010, I had breast cancer again, and not far from my original surgery. I made the decision to have a bilateral mastectomy with reconstruction, greatly reducing my reoccurrence …

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Amy’s Story (Breast Cancer)

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My doctor found a lump during a routine exam. It was found to be cancer. I had a lumpectomy, 8 rounds of chemotherapy and then radiation. It was a hard thing to get through, but friends and family were supportive. I am a 5 year survivor. Amy NY Submitted 09/06/2020

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