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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.

Tara’s Story (Lupus)

Hi, my Name is Tara. I will soon be 28 years old. I have been living with lupus (SLE/nuephritis) since the age of 14. I’ve never been upset or sorry that I have lupus and I dislike when others feel bad for me. Recently I’ve been dealing with a pretty bad …

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Amey’s Story (Pancreatic Cancer)

I was a nurse for almost 20 years. In August 2004 while sitting in church I developed excruciating stomach pain. I was taken to our local hospital where they it was discovered I had idiopatic pancreatitis. From August 2004-July 2007, I had multiple surgeries and 32 hospital stays, the longest being 47 days. …

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Stacy’s Story (Breast Cancer)

Stacy (Breast Cancer)

Hi my name is Stacy Scott and I am 38 years old and was diagnosed with stage 2 invasive ductal carcinoma breast cancer in December 2009. The margins were not clear so the vascular surgeon recommended chemotherapy first. I was doing a monthly exam and I felt a lump in my right breast …

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Kim’s Story (Ovarian Cancer)

Ovarian Cancer snuck into my life with illusive persistence. At the time of my diagnosis I had already endured months of pain and anxiety. My relationships were changing and my emotions were in a constant state of turmoil. It is little wonder that this disease is sometimes called the silent killer. My diagnosis …

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Jessie’s Story (Lupus)

I am a 24 year old girl. I was diagnosed with Lupus SLE in August 2002. I am still battling it to this day but not as much as back then. I missed the first 3 weeks of my sophomore year. Try explaining that to all your girlfriends. I am a really strong …

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Angie’s Story (Lupus)

My story began in 1980 when I was 8 years old. I developed a rash that my mom thought was poison ivy…turned out it was Lupus. Sitting in the dermatologists office feeling confused and lost watching my mom cry, all these questions flooded my mind, first and foremost was “Am I going to …

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Suzanne’s Story (Breast Cancer)

I have dealt with cancer 3x in 3.5 years. Initial breast lump found on routine mammogram in Oct 2006; stage 1; lumpectompy + 5 days of mammosite radiation. Fast forward 2 years to back pain so bad that this mother of 3 who gave birth to 3 girls at home with no drugs …

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Saragene’s Story (Breast Cancer)

Saragene's Story 1 (Breast Cancer)

Oct 1996 I found a lump on my right breast. Of course, it was a weekend! I was fortunate to have a great primary female, woman’s doctor. She saw me Monday, recommended a breast specialist, & would not let me leave until I had an appointment made. I saw the breast specialist the …

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