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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.

Karen’s Story (Glioblastoma-GBM)

On the very first Sunday of 2020, I got up from using the bathroom, and had the worst headache I had in a while. I began to vomit, which wasn’t unusual for me. I was a migraine headache sufferer. My husband consulted with our daughter, who is a nurse, and …

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Amy’s Story (Breast Cancer)

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My doctor found a lump during a routine exam. It was found to be cancer. I had a lumpectomy, 8 rounds of chemotherapy and then radiation. It was a hard thing to get through, but friends and family were supportive. I am a 5 year survivor. Amy NY Submitted 09/06/2020

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Laura’s Story (Breast Cancer)

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In April 2016 at the age of 47, I was diagnosed with stage 2B breast cancer. I accidentally felt a lump while taking a shower. This happened 9 days after my perfectly normal annual mammogram and the day after my annual well, female exam. It literally appeared overnight. Over the …

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