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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.

Fran’s Story (Breast Cancer)

I am so excited! I became a 5 year Triple Negative Breast Cancer Survivor on November 8th. I was washing dishes on a Saturday morning, and my husband came up behind me to give me a hug. In doing so, he felt the lump. Everything happened so fast after that. …

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Julie’s Story (Breast Cancer)

I had my bilateral mastectomy on Thursday, October 29th. During my surgery, I had reconstruction, a port put in, and a lymph node biopsy, as well as all of my right arm lymph nodes removed. Everything went well during my nine hour surgery, and I went home two days later. …

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Dianna’s Story (Endometriosis)

My doctors just diagnosed me with endometriosis. We decided to take a conservative therapy approach, despite the horrible monthly pain, because I have not had children yet. In the last couple weeks since my diagnosis though, because of increased pain and the pain medication not relieving me yet, they have …

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Jamie’s Story (Breast Cancer)

I was 33 years old when I was diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma. I had two young boys, ages 2 and 5. I opted for a bilateral mastectomy and completed 4 rounds of chemo. Today, almost 3 years, later I’m happy to say I’m cancer free. This is me after …

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Beth’s Story (Endometriosis)

I’ve battled through depression, and I’ve battled anxiety disorder, featuring panic attacks that can only be described as debilitating. And now I have to fight endometriosis, and I’m tired of fighting what is now a trifecta of “you got to be kidding me.” I first started having endo pain about …

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Angie’s Story (Breast Cancer)

My journey started in April 2015 at 41 years old with a diagnosis of IDC Breast Cancer Stage IIB, Est +, & BRCA 2 POSITIVE. I had zero symptoms, just a cautious doctor. My grandma, God bless her, fought and beat breast cancer twice. I never realized what she went …

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Gerie’s Story (Breast Cancer)

Hi, my breast cancer story began in March 2015, just before my 60th birthday, with an abnormal finding on my routine annual mammogram. Three days later, I was having an ultrasound. The radiologist could see something, but suggested I return in 3 months for a follow-up ultrasound to see if …

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