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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.

Anabel’s Fight Like A Girl Story (Lupus)

Anabel's Story (Lupus)

Hello, I’m 34 years old. I was diagnosed with lupus about a year and 6 months ago. Since then, I’ve been in treatment. It started with pain on my knees and my energy was low. My job was to fill empty bins at a fast pace. Because of this problem, I had to …

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Susan’s Story (Brain Tumor)

Susan's Story (Brain Tumor)

I’ve been encouraged by others to post this so here goes; an amazing story of a wonderful, intuitive lil’ doxie and how she saved my life. At 12:30 am on Sunday, Mar 2nd, 2008, I awoke suffering multiple seizures on my right side due to a Meningioma (benign) grapefruit-sized brain …

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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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