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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.

Latoya’s Story (Lupus)

My name is Toya Terry. I was born in Cincinnati, Ohio and raised there for a short period of time. I was diagnosed with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus in 1995, and then I moved to California. When I first moved to California, my diagnosis was changed to MCTD (mixed connective tissue disease). …

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Stacy’s Story (Lupus)

Hi, my name is Stacy Tann. This journey started for me in the year of 2012. I started out having bad headaches, sore muscles, mouth ulcers, extreme fatigue and major joint pain. After going to my primary care physician twice and having no clear vision of what was going on, …

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Dipika’s Story (Lupus)

Hi, I’m 22 years old, and I was diagnosed with lupus three years ago, around my 3rd year at university. It was around finals, and I was really stressed about my grades and maintaining a high GPA. Little did I know, my fate was about to change. I noticed some …

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Jomayra’s Story (Lupus)

Hello, my name is Jomayra. I’m 31 years old. My story with lupus began at the age of 25, after giving birth to my first child. I started noticing changes in my body, starting with my hands and feet. They would swell up and turn purple. My hair started falling out. …

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Maryam’s Story (Lupus)

Hello, my name is Maryam. I am almost 16 years old. It all started when I was 13 years old. The rash was the first sign. It was creepy, but I didn’t pay much attention to it. But it grew bigger, and suddenly it was also on my face. I went to a clinic, …

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Halle’s Story (Lupus, Anemia)

Like many, my story begins with a series of symptoms that could be linked to a handful of average ailments: fatigue, body aches, swelling, and the occasional purple hands and feet. At 12 years old, your first instinct isn’t that you may be suffering from what would become a lifelong …

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Alice’s Story (Lupus)

Hi everyone, I’m Alice, and I am 16 years old. I was diagnosed at 13, halfway through my first year at high school. I had gone to the beach for a week prior to diagnosis and thought that my fatigue was due to the swimming and late nights with my …

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