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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.

Victoria and Alan’s Power Story (Lupus and GIST)

Alan's Story (GIST)

I have Lupus and Scleroderma and my spouse has GIST (gastrointestinal stromal tumor) stage 4. This is is a very rare cancer affecting the digestive tract or nearby structures within the abdomen. He was diagnosed in 2004 and the tumor was removed only for the cancer to return in 2006 and spread to …

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Amy’s Fight Like A Girl Story (Lupus)

Amy's Story (Lupus)

Lately, even as sick as I am — recovering from a lupus flare that began six months ago — I’ve learned to be grateful for the disease I have. My appreciation slowly started maybe about a year ago when I was starting to feel somewhat better and was told I might be going …

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Melanie’s Story (Brain Tumor)

Melanie's Story (Brain Tumor) LR

I was sick with headaches for about 6 months, and progressively got worse. I started having slurred speech, my legs going numb when I would walk, the left side of my face was numb, I would black out, and muscle spasms in my neck that were getting worse, and this …

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Alyssa’s Fight Like A Girl Story (Lupus)

Alyssa's Story (Lupus)

Hello Fight Like A Girl Club! My name is Alyssa and I have Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. I am 14 years old and a freshman in high school. I was diagnosed 6 years ago by my rheumatologist and have since been battling with lupus. Lupus is a chronic disease in which your immune …

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Tracy’s Fight Like A Girl Story (RSD)

Tracy's Story (RSD)

My story begins in 2001 when I went to the ER for kidney stones. The IV I had did something crazy and I now have reflex sympathetic dystrophy. Since then, I have also been diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis, fibromyalgia, autoimmune hypothyroidism with adrenal fatigue, as well as parry-romberg syndrome. I have started a …

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