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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.

Traci’s Story (Breast Cancer)

On March 18, 2014, I went in for my yearly mammogram. There was a suspicious area and they immediately did an ultrasound, which showed the same. Then they scheduled me for a needle biopsy. This happened on March 28, 2014. The results of this biopsy came back “benign.” My surgeon, …

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Trisha’s Story (Breast Cancer)

I remember friends telling me, “Oh if it hurts it’s not cancer, because cancer doesn’t hurt.”  I was diagnosed with Stage 2b invasive ductal carcinoma that was ER+  on November 19, 2013, at the age of 38, with no family history. I found the lump myself, and ignored it for …

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Jenn’s Story (Breast Cancer)

I am a married mom raising two teenage boys. I am a print and textile colorist by day and a freelance writer, blogger, author, and Tamoxi-babe by night. I speak frequently at cancer centers, health fairs, and libraries making it my mission to inspire, educate, and empower women dealing with …

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