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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.

Debbie’s Story (Breast Cancer)

I am a 52 year old Christian wife, mother, sister and grandmother, who has been very blessed with a loving, caring husband, and so many loving and compassionate family and friends. My journey began with my annual mammogram screening at Raleigh Radiology in August 2012. Within three days, I was …

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Liz’s Story (Breast Cancer)

We had just buried our three year old baby girl, Lauren, who died after complications of heart surgery. Precious Lauren had Downs Syndrome. My heart was broken. Just one year after her death, soon after Mother’s Day in 1990, I was five and a half months pregnant, and I found …

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Ally’s Story (Breast Cancer)

On May 4, 2012, a little over a year ago, at the young age of 23, I was diagnosed with stage 3 invasive ductal carcinoma, a very aggressive breast cancer. Also, I had cancer in my lymph nodes, eight of eight were positive. Cancer has forever changed my life. I’ve had …

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Deana’s Story (Breast Cancer)

Deana's Story (Breast Cancer) LR

I was first diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer in 2006. We beat it with prayers, a lumpectomy, 15 weeks of chemotherapy, and 5 weeks of radiation therapy. Unfortunately, in February 2012 there was a recurrence, and I have been battling stage 4 metastatic breast cancer with a tumor near …

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