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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.

Chloe’s Story (Lupus)

Last year when I had just turned 15, I had been through a year filled with the biggest twists and turns I had ever had in my life. I had taken a trip to Colorado for a youth leadership conference. When I got back I was very stressed from the …

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Alex’s Story (Lupus)

My name is Alexandra Seipp but everyone calls me Alex. I am 20 years old and when I was three I was diagnosed with lupus (SLE). I spent thee months in the children’s ICU before the doctors figured out what was wrong. I was in remission for a few years …

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Koyoda’s Story (Lupus)

I am a 30 year old lady. I once had great dreams of living a happy life, a life with a good life partner, having good children, fulfilling all the ambitions of my parents, get a satisfactory job with good pay, and so on. But all my dreams collapsed when …

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Cecily’s Story (Lupus)

If you told me I would be as sick as I am now, I would not believe you. Ever since childhood I would get random symptoms, like pleurisy, but I had no idea what it was. When I was 14, I developed type one diabetes, an autoimmune disease. I hoped …

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Michelle’s Story (Lupus)

I am currently 22 years old. When I was born I was born three and a half months early and weighed and and a half pounds. When I was born I received blood transfusions. When I was 17 years old it was October 2008, I was a senior in high …

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Nqo’s Story (Lupus)

Hi, I am a 21 year old girl living with lupus. It all started four years ago when I started my university studies. I would get a really bad headache that wouldn’t go away with the normal “pain killers.” In 2011, I woke up to a stabbing pain in my …

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Jenn’s Story (Lupus)

When I was 13 I was taken to the hospital for blue fingers and toes, and I had been sleeping more than normal. The hospital diagnosed it as Raynaud’s phenomenon and lupus.  For several years after that, along with various doctors, I was diagnosed and undiagnosed. I had barely graduated …

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