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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.

Ebony’s Story (Breast Cancer)

I dated BRCA1 breast cancer long enough for it to treat me horribly and to be scarred by the whole experience. But I broke up with cancer slowly. I started hanging out with chemo–the red devil–and eventually radiation. Luckily, I came out on top, minus a few parts. I understood …

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Melody’s Story (Breast Cancer)

“I WON OVER BREAST CANCER” by Melody Dy Buco Malong Breast Cancer Survivor, 2011 Hearing the word “cancer” is scary. I never would have imagined, not even once, that cancer could get me. But it happened. I tested positive for breast cancer in 2010. Fortunately, my doctors detected it “relatively early.” They …

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Cherie’s Story (Breast Cancer)

Hi everyone, my name is Cherie, and I have been diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer. I just recently had a mastectomy and am currently in the recovery stage. I am also waiting to start chemotherapy. For me, so far it’s been a surreal experience. Never did I think I …

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JoAnn’s Story (Lupus)

I was 16 when I got diagnosed with lupus. I had been sick for a few days, but we figured it was just my nervous stomach. Then I started vomiting, and I couldn’t keep anything down. We battled with the ER a lot. We went to Riley Hospital for Children to …

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Elizabeth’s Story (Endometriosis)

I have a disease. I don’t look sick. I don’t have a handicap. I don’t have any outward signs that something is wrong. Most people in my life don’t even know I have this disease. I am 25-years-old, and I have endometriosis. Endometriosis is a disorder in which the tissue …

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