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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.

Cora’s Fight Like a Girl Story (Breast Cancer)

“And when the wind did not blow her way, she adjusted her sails.” Stage II A multifocal, multi-centric left breast CA ER/PR+/HER2-Procedure: 2 Lumpectomies, 4 rounds of chemotherapy, bilateral mastectomy and tissue expander to silicone implant reconstruction. My sister had been diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009, so I was …

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Deanne’s Story (Endometriosis)

Today at 7am, I had my diagnostic laparoscopy, and 2 hours later, as I woke up in recovery, my nurse informed me they had found the endometriosis and removed it all, along with a few fibroids. My eyes filled with tears of relief. I have been waiting for this day to for …

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Matthew’s Story (Ovarian Cancer)

Your station in life can’t save you once the results have been verified Your mouth goes dry, your nerves are shot, you simply shake, terrified This big bad monster is at the door, no place to run and hide You put all your faith in Jesus and ask God the …

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Emma’s Story (Depression)

Green Ribbon

Growing up, I can’t say I was always a happy child. I was very impulsive, sensitive, self-destructive and extremely anxious. Some would argue this was caused by the bullying that I had endured for most of my life, but I’ll never know if I would’ve been diagnosed with clinical depression …

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Churee’s Story (Breast Cancer)

Churee

At 27, I was diagnosed with breast cancer, BRCA gene, HER2-positive, Stage 2. So I went through 8 rounds of aggressive chemotherapy and 35 rounds of radiation, a double radical mastectomy, 2 reconstruction surgeries, and a total hysterectomy in a year and a half’s time. Every doctor assured me it …

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