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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.

Donice’s Story (Breast Cancer)

One year ago this month (July 2012) I took the last of 27 chemo treatments. I was diagnosed in March of 2010 with 2 types of breast cancer, both were stage 3. I had a modified radical mastectomy, 27 chemo treatments and 30 radiation treatments. Cancer took part of my …

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Johnsie’s Fight Like a Girl Story

It’s coming up on the 2nd anniversary of my mothers death, 2 days after my birthday! I truly believe that, even though she had health problems, that she died from a broken heart. Although, my parents had been divorced for 26 years, she still loved my Father! The thing is …

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Jenisa’s Story (Anemia)

My story begins when I was young. As a baby, I was hospitalized for failure to thrive. I had no clue what was waiting for me later.  Around the age of 13, I was tested for a rare disease called pernicious anemia. The reason that it’s so rare is because …

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Kresha’s Story (Crohn’s Disease)

In 1997, I was diagnosed with Crohn’s Colitis. The doctors couldn’t decide on one, so they called it both. I was 20, newly married and literally bleeding to death. In 1999, I had my first of several surgeries. Total colectomy with ileostomy. One and a half years later, I had my second …

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