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Survivor Stories & Information

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.

Sherry’s Story (Gastroparesis)

I was diagnosed with gastroparesis and colonic inertia in 2013. I had been suffering for many years, so I made the difficult decision to have a subtotal colectomy in 2017. I was reassured that I didn’t have pelvic outlet disfunction.  I had the surgery done and was in the hospital …

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Devry’s Story (Breast Cancer)

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I’m just writing this bio for ‘me’ and sharing for anyone else who cares to read it. I’m trudging through my foggy memories and trying to remember how things happened. So 6 years ago today, I got the devastating news I had breast cancer, not one, but two separate cancers …

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Catherine’s Story (Breast Cancer)

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In April of this year, I had my yearly mammogram. It would have been 5 years that I was cancer-free. This time in addition to a mammogram I had a biopsy. I had all the tests I had 5 years ago, and was diagnosed with Lobular breast cancer. I had …

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Megan’s Story (Melanoma)

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Hello My name is Megan. I work in Plant 3 at Arconic Industries, and I am a 35-year-old wife and mother to 2 children. I was diagnosed with malignant melanoma on September 14, 2018. The doctors considered me a stage 2B and scheduled me almost immediately for removal to prevent …

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