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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.

Gerie’s Story (Breast Cancer)

Hi, my breast cancer story began in March 2015, just before my 60th birthday, with an abnormal finding on my routine annual mammogram. Three days later, I was having an ultrasound. The radiologist could see something, but suggested I return in 3 months for a follow-up ultrasound to see if …

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Amy’s Story (Breast Cancer)

On January 2, 2015, I had a routine mammogram. The following Monday, I was called back for a repeat mammogram/sonogram, which I did that Wednesday. That Friday, I met with the best breast surgeon in Queens, who sent me for a biopsy on Monday, January 12th. On January 15th, I …

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Nina’s Story (Breast Cancer)

I went for my first mammogram in July 2010, and surprise, I needed a diagnostic mammogram, which they did right then and there. The diagnostic mammogram showed a sizable mass, but it couldn’t be felt. The radiologist had time and did an ultrasound guided biopsy. My husband had been diagnosed …

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Kris-Ellen’s Story (Breast Cancer)

On April 3, 2013, my life changed forever. My worst fear was confirmed. I had stage 2 breast cancer. It was a long eight months. I had surgery, followed by eight rounds of chemo and finally 33 radiation treatments. On November 27, 2013, I was cancer free! I’m thankful for all …

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Angie’s Story (Breast Cancer)

I was diagnosed with stage 2 invasive ductal breast cancer at 32 years old on January 25, 2013, after my first mammogram 2 weeks earlier (my first chance since I quit nursing 3 months prior!). My mom was diagnosed at 32 in the ’90s, and she died at 45 from a recurrence. …

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