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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.

Paula’s Story (Breast Cancer)

On June 28th, 2011, at the age of 37, I found a mass in my right breast. My initial thought was not  again, not another health issue. I had already faced numerous health issues that year which included a colon resection just a few weeks before. It was an emergency …

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Nancy’s Story (Breast Cancer)

My story could be called, “What Else Ya Got?” Even before I was diagnosed with breast cancer I was also fighting fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, scoliosis, nerve damage, degenerative disc disorder, and diabetes. One night in the middle of March 2010, I was sitting at my computer when a pain hit me, …

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Tina Marie’s Story (Breast Cancer)

This is my second bought with breast cancer. Seven years ago in February I was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer. I went through chemo, a double mastectomy, and radiation. I wouldn’t want to change having cancer at all because it taught me so much having it. It brought me …

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Mikole’s Story (Breast Cancer)

I am 42 years old and I have had my struggles through life just as everyone else has. After going through the struggles of being empty-nesters, my husband Darren and I were coming into the next phase of life and really enjoying ourselves. We had placed ourselves in a comfortable …

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Jill’s Story (Breast Cancer)

I was diagnosed with stage IIB breast cancer in November 2009, it was discovered during my routine annual mammogram. The tumor that showed up on the mammogram was a secondary tumor in one of my sentinel lymph nodes, which is where cancer begins to spread. The primary tumor was buried …

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Lynn’s Story (Breast Cancer)

My name is Lynn Nichols and I was diagnosed with breast cancer back in January of this year. They found two tumors on my right breast. After a MRI they found something suspicious on my left breast, I told them to take both breast. My right breast had stage 2 …

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