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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.

Lisa’s Story (Breast Cancer)

Lisa (Breast Cancer) LR

I went for a routine mammogram in February of 2012. They said there was something ‘different’ and I needed to come back for another mammogram under magnification. Well, I was diagnosed with breast cancer on March 13, 2012. After two lumpectomies and radiation treatment, which I just finished on 10/8/2012, …

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Jessica’s Story (Breast Cancer)

Sometimes being strong is facing the one thing you fear the most. I am 25 years old and was diagnosed with Stage 1 breast cancer. Fortunately, this past July 2012, I beat it. After my lumpectomy I tried to bury my thoughts, feelings and the fact that I actually had …

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Cathleen’s Story (Breast Cancer)

I am a mother, wife,  grandmother and a breast cancer survivor. I was diagnosed with breast cancer in September of 2011. I had a bilateral mastectomy with recon. I have one more surgery in October, and then my reconstruction will be complete. I am a cancer free patient of Memorial Sloan Kettering …

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