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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.

Lori’s Story (Amyloidosis)

I am a 40 year old mom of 2 living in Waterdown, Ontario. In 2016 I was diagnosed with primary AL Amyloidosis with multiple organ involvement. My symptoms started as far back as 2014, but it took me years to get a diagnosis. It is a rare disease and many …

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Mary’s Story (Breast Cancer)

I was diagnosed with breast cancer on October 1, 2013 – the first day of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. From the outset, I vowed to be transparent, and open about my diagnosis and treatment in my journey. I wanted to share my journey in hopes of helping others along the …

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Bridget’s Story (Breast Cancer)

My breast cancer story: At 38 years old, my gynecologist recommended I go in for my baseline mammogram. Baseline showed a small cyst in my right breast at the 4 o’clock position. After the results were given to my gynecologist, she recommended I see a surgeon to either watch it …

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Misty’s Story (Breast Cancer)

Diagnosed on February 15, 2017 with Invasive Ductal Carcinoma, High grade DCIS. Stage 1 Grade 2. ER+ PR+ HER2- No lymph node involvement, Oncotype X score 34. BRCA – Negative. On my 43rd birthday, I rolled over in bed, and it hurt. Not thinking it could be anything, I did …

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Teresa’s Story (Breast Cancer)

I am currently being treated for breast cancer. In my early 20’s (1986) I began having several issues, for which I was diagnosed 6 years later. I had a pituitary tumor, causes terrible headaches, hormonal imbalance, etc. After surgeries, including gamma knife radiation, the tumor remains. Due to the hormonal …

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Pamela’s Story (Breast Cancer)

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After being in remission for 12 years and having a lumpectomy on left side, chemo and radiation, I was diagnosed 5 weeks ago on right side this time. No choice but to have my breast removed and then go back and remove the left. While in the hospital, I developed …

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Denise’s Story (Lung Cancer)

My name is Denise. When I was 53 years old, I was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer of the right lung. It was November 7, 2014. I had a malignant pleural effusion (MPE) that was found after months of symptoms and doctors appointments. The fluid contained malignant cells—non-small cell …

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Kimberly’s Story (Diabetes)

April, 2012. I became extremely sick. I thought it was a bad flu. I couldn’t keep anything down, not even small sips of water. I was taken to the ER. My blood glucose level was 440+. I had a stroke because I wasn’t able to keep anything down including my …

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