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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.

Katie’s Story (Lupus)

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I was diagnosed with Lupus SLE in January 2016. I am nearing the end of year one, and and what a year it has been. Like most of you, I had been seeing doctors for over a year prior to being diagnosed. Test after test, lab after lab, and they …

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Laura’s Story (Endometriosis)

I HAVE to write this, as I have found it very hard to find people in the same situation as myself. Endometriosis–you wouldn’t have guessed (well, I didn’t) that I had it. I have been on the pill since age sixteen and had two long-term boyfriends, so I have never really been off the …

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Adeline’s Story (Endometriosis)

Hello, fellow fighters! I was diagnosed in 2010 and have had multiple surgeries up until now. Throughout the years, I have had massive pain, fatigue and emotional distress. Having a massive fibroid removed in 2010 started my journey to learn more about this disease. Changing my diet has helped with …

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Lyndsey’s Story (Endometriosis)

Hello Ladies!!! I was diagnosed with endometriosis when I was sixteen. Wow, sixteen years ago!!! It has been quite a battle. Multiple surgeries, many medications, a lot of suffering. Thankfully, I’ve had my family and friends’ support over the years and have found a man that loves me no matter what. …

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Remeka’s Story (SMA Syndrome)

Sometime this year in July of 2016, I was diagnosed with SMA syndrome. After about 9 months to a year, or possibly longer, I finally had enough of feeling so sick and nauseated from the time I woke up til the time I went to sleep, vomiting here and there, dry heaving more …

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Pebbles’s Story (Rheumatoid Arthritis)

Most of y’all know or have read about my journey with type 1 diabetes. Now I’ll tell you how my immune system screwed me over again with rheumatoid arthritis. In 2014, I started to have sharp pains in my wrists, finger joints, toe joints and elbows. Not even plain ibuprofen …

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