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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.

Alexis’s Story (Endometriosis)

Hi everyone, I had an unexpected life event recently. For some time now, I’ve been experiencing pain in my abdomen area. This was causing me to be physically sick almost every single day of the month over the last ten months. When it first began, I thought that I might …

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Hailey’s Story (Endometriosis)

Sometimes the hardest decision and the right decision are the same thing. Today I had to make one of the toughest and scariest decisions of my entire life, one that no other 27-year-old should ever have to make. At 15:45 this afternoon, I was approved for surgery, but the decision was …

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Karen’s Story (Lyme Disease)

Those living with chronic Lyme Disease know the daily struggle to just make it through each day. Just a few symptoms include chronic pain, chronic fatigue, mental health disorders, arthritis, hypothyroidism, neurological and skeletal issues, and stealth viruses. A person with Lyme has a lowered immune system, which allows viruses, …

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Elaina’s Story (Endometriosis)

Battling this since I was 12, I have been told many things by many different doctors. Just some examples: “You’re too young to have this.” “Scientifically, your problems can’t exist.” “It’s just a coincidence you landed in the ER.” Et cetera. Let me be clear. If you feel something is …

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Jennifer’s Story (Breast Cancer)

I am currently fighting my battle against stage 2 breast cancer at age 38. I found a mass on 2/13/16 and had an appointment with my primary physician for a referral on 2/18/16. I had my ultrasound and mammogram on 2/23/16, biopsy 2/24/16, and was diagnosed with cancer on 2/26/16. It has …

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