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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.

Nikol’s Story (Breast Cancer)

Nikol's Story (Breast Cancer)

On June 14, 2011, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. It all started when I performed my monthly self-exam and felt something was not right. I made an appointment with my doctor and, after a few tests, I received a phone call telling me I had ductal carcinoma in situ, …

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Lisa’s Story (Breast Cancer)

Lisa's Story (Breast Cancer) LR

I was in my mid-twenties when I noticed a tiny lump in my right breast, but I dismissed it as that normal lumpy tissue that some young women have. A few years had passed and I had become pregnant, and I noticed the lump had become slightly bigger. It didn’t …

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Nixy’s Story (Breast Cancer)

Nixy's Story (Breast Cancer) LR

While doing a self breast exam in June of 2010, I felt a lump and the journey began. Went to the doctor, got a mammogram, a sonogram, and then a biopsy. I was devastated when I found out I had breast cancer. I spent my Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s …

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Wendy’s Story (Diabetes)

Spring of 2011, I was in my second semester of nursing school. The year began ok. January, I was studying very hard and getting the required good grades just like I did the past semester. Before long, I realized that something was wrong. The professor would ask questions in class …

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