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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.

Elissa’s Story (Breast Cancer)

I was diagnosed with breast cancer through my first mammogram at age 40. That same week, my husband was teaching a health economics class and showing students the data about how women under 50 represent only 5% of breast cancer but cost $675 million in mammograms, so maybe it wasn’t worth it… …

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Debra’s Fight Like A Girl Story (Lupus)

Debra's Story (Lupus)

I had been feeling bad for about 4 years, and I kept telling my doctors how I felt. They said that I have high blood pressure and I’m overweight. Three months ago, I went back and told my doctor about my joints hurting, the rash on my neck, and that …

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Kiri’s Story (Schwannoma)

Last October, I had back pains unlike any I had ever had. I went to the doctor who told me it was just a bad sprain and I was sent home with a prescription for pain killers and an anti-inflammatory. After a week of bed rest, the pain was still …

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