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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.

Kayla’s Story (Endometriosis)

  My story started out by going to the doctor in March of 2011 with severe abdominal pain, after being told it was “just” multiple cyst that burst. I was basically told to take it easy. We decided six months later to have my first laparoscopic surgery. After almost a year …

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Luisa’s Story (Endometriosis)

Hola! I’m a 26 years old Colombian recently diagnosed with endometriosis. My history started in July of 2013 when I was studying in Australia, building my life with a lot of plans for my future. One day my stomach started to become really painful and this pain never really stopped, …

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Erica’s Story (Endometriosis)

Hello, my name is Erica, and I was diagnosed with endo when I was 23.  My period began when I was 15 as well as all the turmoil that went along with it! My symptoms started out with unbelievable pain and nausea. Those are my worst symptoms with this disease. …

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Halie’s Story (Endometriosis)

Hi, my names Halie. I’m 19 years old and I was diagnosed with endometriosis in November of this year and was told that there is a slim chance of being able to conceive children. I suffered for nearly a year from pain and cramps. Finally someone believed me when I …

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Tessa’s Story (Endometriosis)

From the moment I first began having a monthly menstrual cycle the cramping was always the worst pain I’ve ever felt in my life. When I was 15 my mom couldn’t bear to see me doubled over in pain crying on the bathroom floor so she scheduled my first visit …

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Kate’s Story (Endometriosis)

My story begins when I was 16 years old. I had an ovarian cyst that ruptured in my abdomen. I required an emergency laparascopy surgery. A year later, at the age of 17, I had another ovarian cyst that hadn’t ruptured but needed to be punctured so the fluid could …

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Latoya’s Story (Endometriosis)

Hello my name is Latoya. I’m 27 years old. I have stage 4 endometriosis. I have been through five surgeries due to cysts in my ovaries, removal of my appendix, and tubes being cut and burned due to having a hydrosalpinx, which is a distally blocked Fallopian tube filled with serous …

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