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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.

Stephanie’s Fight Like a Girl Story (Lupus)

Stephanie's Story (RA) LR

I was 17 years old when I first started having joint pain in my wrists and fingers. My doctor referred me to a rheumatologist who ran a battery of tests for my weird lack of feeling, paleness, and other rather “strange” symptoms. After ruling out Rheumatoid Arthritis, she gave me …

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Jennifer’s Story (Breast Cancer)

Jennifer's Story (Breast Cancer) LR

I was diagnosed with breast cancer on Febuary 15th, 2011. I am a diabetic, have neuropathy, and going through chemo and radiation. My heart goes out to everyone going through this horrid disease!! I will survive – it will just take a long time! Jennifer Kentucky Submitted 10-19-11 The informational …

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Thalia’s Story (Breast Cancer)

Thalia's Story (Breast Cancer)

My Story: Pink Combat I grew up proud of the Special Forces Dagger on the breadbox. I knew where the metals were hidden in the drawer. These markers of bravery never spoken of—beyond reference to the elusive Green Beret— A symbol of heroes not awarded, to a pilot, without marked …

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Katie’s Story (Anorexia)

Since I was 13 years old, I have struggled with weight and body image issues. No matter how skinny I was I still felt fat. I couldn’t look in mirrors. I began starving myself and got down to a dangerous 99 pounds. After a talk with my parents I put …

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