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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.

Tara’s Story (Cervical Cancer)

I was diagnosed with aggressive stage 3 cervical cancer on May 21st, 2012, after being misdiagnosed earlier in the prior year by another doctor. I remember that day vividly. My whole world changed in an instant. The drive home was silent. I felt like I was in a music video …

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Laura’s Story (Cervical Cancer)

On Nov. 12, 2014, I had a simple hysterectomy with the removal of one ovary after having several years of problems unrelated to cancer. Two days later, I received a call from my doctor that the pathologist had found endocervical adenocarcinoma. The doctor explained that the reason it was never …

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Courtenay’s Story (Cervical Cancer)

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014, less than 2 months after my fairy-tale wedding, I received the news. I had cervical cancer. “I’m a healthy, newlywed, 25-year-old student. 25 year olds don’t get cancer!” But reality quickly set in after countless referrals, tests and scans. This was really happening. My doctors all …

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