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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.

Aimee’s Story (Breast Cancer)

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You know that knowledge that you have from family history of cancer? Mine was due to my grandma passing away from breast cancer and my mother being a breast cancer survivor for 25 years. A cousin passed away from breast and ovarian cancer, and numerous family members either had BARD1 …

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Monique’s Story (Breast Cancer)

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In 2010, at the age of 38, I was diagnosed with Stage 3 Inflammatory Breast Cancer (IBC); which included a 12 cm tumor that had gone through to my skin. I was told it would probably spread, and that I most likely had 2-5 years to live. However, as the …

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Kimberly’s Story (Breast Cancer)

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Back in December 2011, I lost my cousin from breast cancer. After her life celebration, I rolled over and felt a painful stab and a knot. I went to many places to try to get a mammogram with no luck until I found the Moncreif Cancer Institute in Fort Worth, …

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Jodi’s Story (Breast Cancer)

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My journey began when I was diagnosed with Stage 3a breast cancer in October 2012. I had a lumpectomy with 13 lymph nodes removed. I then was treated with 6 rounds of TAC (Taxotere, Adriamycin and Cyclophosphamide) chemotherapy and 33 sessions of radiation. I was in remission and even celebrated …

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Amy’s Story (Myxoid Liposarcoma)

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My cancer started back in 2017 and I have to say it’s been a long bumpy road. With the help of family and friends, I can say I am strong and still fighting like a girl. I have had this for years and am still fighting. I have stage four, …

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Karla’s Story (Breast Cancer)

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On June 25, 2018,  I was doing a self examination of my breasts and found a knot. I went directly to the hospital, the biopsy was fine. I had a double mastectomy, total radical hysterectomy, did 4 rounds of A/C and 20 rounds of infused chemotherapy. On February 6,  I …

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Aida’s Story (Cervical Cancer)

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My name is Aida, I’m a 46 years old  and a three time cancer survivor. I was first diagnosed at the age of 17. By the time I was 24, I had to have a radical hysterectomy, which included removal of my lymph nodes. My oldest child was 5 years …

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