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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.

Kaitlyn’s Story (Endometriosis)

Ever since my first period at 12 years old, I have had an awful experience. It began with awful cramps and then progressed to back pain. My first trip to the doctor was disheartening as I was told my periods would regulate themselves. After two years of cramps and three …

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Cindy’s Story (Endometriosis)

I am 55 years old and have had endometriosis since I was 13. Like many young women I was told that the horrific cramps were normal, the pain was psychological, the pain was phantom, etc. The pain started just one day a month, then two to three, and then every …

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Kristen’s Story (Endometriosis)

It all started with a hemorrhagic cyst on my right ovary in May 2013. The pain never went away like they said it would. But endometriosis wasn’t a real consideration because I didn’t have any bleeding and my periods weren’t that bad. The only symptom I had was chronic pelvic pain. …

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Kari’s Story (Endometriosis)

My story starts when I was about 11 yrs old. That is when I started menstruation (hell). From my very first period the pain & bleeding was horrible. My mother thought it was “normal” and gave little thought to it. I would stay home from school in such pain, she …

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Sweet’s Story (Endometriosis)

First off I’m so thankful that other women have shared their stories, I don’t feel like such an outsider. I’m 31 years of age and I have always had severe cramping and an overall  horrible experience whenever I got my cycle. It would get so bad that I would get …

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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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