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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.

Cora’s Fight Like a Girl Story (Breast Cancer)

“And when the wind did not blow her way, she adjusted her sails.” Stage II A multifocal, multi-centric left breast CA ER/PR+/HER2-Procedure: 2 Lumpectomies, 4 rounds of chemotherapy, bilateral mastectomy and tissue expander to silicone implant reconstruction. My sister had been diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009, so I was …

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Churee’s Story (Breast Cancer)

Churee

At 27, I was diagnosed with breast cancer, BRCA gene, HER2-positive, Stage 2. So I went through 8 rounds of aggressive chemotherapy and 35 rounds of radiation, a double radical mastectomy, 2 reconstruction surgeries, and a total hysterectomy in a year and a half’s time. Every doctor assured me it …

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Penny’s Story (Breast Cancer)

Pink Ribbon

My annual November mammo showed nothing. In December, we moved halfway across the U.S., away from our kids and our families, for employment. In February, while unpacking, I hit myself with a box and later felt a lump. Thinking it was a blood clot, I had it checked out. Again, …

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Suzanne’s Story (Breast Cancer)

In 2010, I felt a lump in my left breast, one month after a mammogram, that was read as ‘negative.’ After an ultrasound and biopsy, I was diagnosed with stage 2a invasive ductal breast cancer. I underwent a double mastectomy and four cycles of chemo, followed by six years of anti-estrogen …

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Cherron’s Story (Breast Cancer)

Hello, my name is Cherron. I am 25 years old and live in California. As of April 12, 2015, I was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer. I am currently still fighting this foul disease, 1 year and 5 months later. This all started with me losing my walking gradually, …

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Martha’s Story (Breast Cancer)

I was diagnosed Jan 11th. My right breast was a big rock, and so I went to the hospital. They said that it was extra tissue, which I knew it wasn’t, but because my insurance had expired, I couldn’t go again. I finally got insurance and got a mammogram, and it …

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