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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.

Toya’s Story (Leukemia)

January 29th, 2015, I went to the emergency room with a migraine. February 4th, 2015, I went to my primary care doctor for a follow up visit for the migraine. She said, because she had not seen me since May, she wanted to do some routine blood work. I got …

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Yazmin’s Story (Endometriosis)

Hello, ladies. Well, my story starts off with endometriosis–a strong and painful pain. It all started when I was 13, after my first period. I thought it was going to be like all teenage stuff, but I was wrong. I never thought it would be painful. Day after day in pain, and …

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Ange’s Story (PCOS)

My PCOS Journey When I was 17, I went to the doctor. I wanted to sort out the migraines and irregular, painful periods that I’d had since 14 and the trail of hair that was appearing under my belly button. I was diagnosed with PCOS. Basically, he said, “You have this disorder. It’s …

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Alice’s Story (Breast Cancer)

My daughter was diagnosed with pseudo tumor cerebri in August 2015. She has been in and out of the hospital. She had 12 spinal taps and 3 surgeries. She suffered way too much. When she had the first surgery in March, we thought everything would be alright, and the same …

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Brenda’s Story (Colon Cancer)

Hi, my name is Brenda, and I worked with people with disabilities for the last 8 years. In January, my husband scheduled both of us for colonoscopies. His results came back fine, but mine came back with the cancer diagnosis. But I’m lucky!!! I did 6 weeks of chemo and radiation …

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Lyndsey’s Story (Colon Cancer)

It’s already been almost two years in November since I was diagnosed with stage 3 cancer. It was the scariest thing to have to go through, as I’m 28 with two children. I’m their only caregiver, and knew that I had to do what was possible to get better. My tumor was right …

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Hayley’s Story (Leukemia)

On the 8th of January, I was diagnosed with AML. I was shocked and absolutely devastated. I didn’t want to die. A day after the diagnosis, I decided that I wasn’t going to let this beat me. All I did was stay positive and focus on the best outcome. It was …

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