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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.

Judy’s Story (Breast Cancer)

Judy's Story (Breast Cancer)

I was diagnosed on 8/9/10 with Stage 3B breast cancer, left side, with nodes involved all throughout the left side of my torso. A year ago, January 5, I finished chemo. On February 9, it will be a year since my double mastectomy. In June, it will be a year …

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Darrah’s Story (Breast Cancer)

Darrah's Story (Breast Cancer)

My story really begins with my mom. She was diagnosed in June of 2007 and died October 1, 2007. She had no insurance except for state aid, which took care of the necessary tests, but the wait time in between her treatments was months because of her doctor seeking approval. …

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Erica’s Story (Breast Cancer)

Erica's Story (Breast Cancer) LR

My name is Erica Lambourg and I am a first generation Mexican-American born and raised in New Orleans and the oldest of three female siblings. On May 16, 2011 just two months shy of my 36th birthday, I was diagnosed with Stage II IDC Breast Cancer. My strict Catholic parents …

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Pam’s Story (Breast Cancer)

Pam's Story 2 (Breast Cancer) LR

My story is one of hope and empowerment for women. I have always been a trusting soul with the physicians whose care I am under and up until December of 1997, had never really questioned the advice I received from them. But, this situation was different. I had a deep …

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Amy’s Story (Breast Cancer)

Amy's Story 3 (Breast Cancer)

The news that I had stage 3 breast cancer hit me like a punch in the stomach. Forty-one, married, two kids, and a thriving practice. The words echoed in my head for what seemed like weeks. I felt, in the beginning, that I was living outside my body, watching as …

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Nicole’s Story (Breast Cancer)

Nicole's Story (Breast Cancer) LR

My story starts the same as many – youngish, 30-something girl living a single life, partying, late night eating, bad habits, and believing I’m invincible. Well… in april of 2009, cancer came a knockin’ on my door. Actually, it started a little earlier, August of 2008, when I was in …

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