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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.

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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Jennifer’s Story (Breast Cancer)

Hello to everyone out there fighting for another day to live!! My name is Jennifer. I am a 40-year-old single mom of three beautiful, wonderful, and challenging children. Each one of them have a different level of disability, from learning disabilities to autism, so my journey with cancer has been tough …

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Suzanne’s Story (Cervical Cancer)

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Two years ago, I was diagnosed with cervical cancer. I had a full radical hysterectomy. My cervical cancer has returned and now has spread to my pelvic bone. I’m currently undergoing chemo and radiation. I have had two cycles of chemo and have four more to go. I refuse to let this …

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