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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.

Jeannette’s Fight Like a Girl Story (Lupus, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Psoriatic Arthritis)

So Beautifully Broken Oh life, You have carved upon me, With pain as your brush, A canvas without mercy, The scars so ugly, At first. Time, Didn’t ease pain, Instead growing, Building tolerance, Bringing strength, From depths I never knew, Resided in me. Scars, No longer random, So densely meaningful, …

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Katie’s Story (Lupus)

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I was diagnosed with Lupus SLE in January 2016. I am nearing the end of year one, and and what a year it has been. Like most of you, I had been seeing doctors for over a year prior to being diagnosed. Test after test, lab after lab, and they …

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Jazmine’s Story (Lupus)

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My name is Jazmine. I live in Charlotte, NC, and I have been diagnosed with Lupus SLE. I am 22-years-old, and I was diagnosed with Lupus at the age of 21 in July 2015. My mother was diagnosed with Lupus SLE 10 years prior to my diagnosis, so when I …

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JoAnn’s Story (Lupus)

I was 16 when I got diagnosed with lupus. I had been sick for a few days, but we figured it was just my nervous stomach. Then I started vomiting, and I couldn’t keep anything down. We battled with the ER a lot. We went to Riley Hospital for Children to …

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