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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.

Tahnie’s Story (Cystinosis)

Tahnie's Story (Cystinosis)LR

When I was 16-months-old, on the cusp of toddler-hood, doctors told my mother and father that I would not live to see my 10th birthday. I was diagnosed with cystinosis, a condition so incredibly rare, that the majority of doctors have never ever heard of it, let alone have any …

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Jessica’s Story (Cystinosis)

Jessica's Story (Nephropathic Cystinosis, Kidney Transplant)

When I was 22 months old, my parents were in the middle of a fight to find out what was wrong with their daughter. My mom (my fight-like-a-girl role model!) visited doctor after doctor and endured multiple misdiagnosis’ before finally hearing the word “cystinosis”. When she and my dad looked …

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