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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.

Angie’s Story (Breast Cancer)

Angie's Story (Breast Cancer) LR

Reprinted with permission from the Susan G Komen West Michigan website: A few months before her 37th birthday, Angie Christine decided to fulfill a dream of entering Jennifer Hendershott’s All Women’s Weekend bodybuilding competition. Her recently adapted exercise routine and ultra-healthy lifestyle had finally begun to pay off. She was …

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Judy’s Story (Breast Cancer)

I was diagnosed with Inflammatory Breast Cancer in November of 2009. I survived 2 courses of chemo, a modified radical mastectomy, and radiation (8 long months) – finally received the great news that I was cancer free. Went back to work as soon as I could, back to real life!!! …

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Amy’s Story (Breast Cancer)

In 2008, at 25 years old, I noticed a lump in my right breast. I had an ultrasound that showed only swollen tissue. Because I was so young I was sent home with antibiotics for mastitis (an infection of the breast). After I completed the medication, the lump was still …

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Liz’s Story (Breast Cancer)

Liz's Story (Breast Cancer) LR

I was diagnosed with Triple Negative Breast Cancer on May 28, 2010 at the age of 48 after finding my lump as I was boxing at WII’s Gold’s gym. Who would have thought a game would have saved my life.  As I was boxing I felt something “pop” and, to …

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Jill’s Story (Breast Cancer)

Jill's Story (Breast Cancer) LR

2010….what a GREAT year for me! I had a beautiful family, I started my own photography business, then I heard the words “you have breast cancer”. Okay, so that last part wasn’t GREAT…but it did change my life for the BETTER. In September 2010, I felt a lump that seemed …

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Ruth’s Story (Breast Cancer)

Ruth's Story (Breast Cancer) LR

I was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer. I went through chemo, radiation, and multiple surgeries. I did not go alone, I had many friends and family that stood by me through the whole process. It was a long and tiresome journey but I fought like a girl and I …

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