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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.

Emma’s Story (Breast Cancer)

Emma Breast Cancer

I found lumps in my right breast and arranged an appointment with a nurse at my doctor’s. The day of my appointment, the nurse had apparently been told that her department was going to be downsized. All she could talk about was her job loss. She gave me a brief …

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Cindy’s Story (Breast Cancer)

Cindy Breast Cancer

May 26th, 2015, I received my routine mammogram results with the diagnosis of DCIS. After the biopsy, I was told that if I had to have breast cancer, that’s the one to have. Due to my extensive family history of breast cancer; my mom died of age 36, my sister …

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Jasmine’s Story (Breast Cancer)

Jasmine Breast Cancer

I was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer on February 3, 2017. I also had cancer in a lymph node. Through my chemo, I was receiving strong medication because my cancer was aggressive. I will admit that I was scared because I have never been sick. I started praying, asking …

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Brandy’s Story (Breast Cancer)

Brandy Breast Cancer

I was watching my favorite show, Wentworth, for the 6th time, and one of the characters found a lump, which turned out to be cancer. I never check myself, but I finally did. Well, I found a lump in September. I didn’t do anything about it because it scared me. …

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Jamie’s Story (Breast Cancer)

Jamie Breast Cancer

I’m Jamie. I’m 39, and I was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer on July 13, 2016. I had 8 rounds of chemotherapy and 6 weeks of radiation therapy. I had my mastectomy on March 6, 2017. My husband, children, step children, and family have been by my side through …

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