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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.

Liz’s Story (Breast Cancer)

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On March 27, 2000, at the age of 33, I found a lump. At first, I wasn’t going to say anything to anyone, but my gut told me otherwise. I told my mom and sister they had me call my OBGYN. I was able to get in to see the doctor on …

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Andrea’s Story (Cervical Cancer)

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In October of 2018, I was diagnosed with cervical cancer. I ignored it thinking it was no big deal; many women get cervical cancer. Within 2 months, the cancer had spread to my uterus and ovaries. I didn’t want a hysterectomy at such a young age, so I put myself …

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Jessica’s Story (PCOS)

Jessica's PCOS Story

Hello to everyone reading this, my name is Jessica. I will be 27 yrs. of age this August. My story began 7 years ago when I decided that I wanted to have a family. I stopped my birth control pills and began planning for my new life as a mom. …

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Shari’s Story (Metastatic Breast Cancer)

Shari's Breast Cancer Story

We have kids from my husband’s previous marriage and four from mine. I love my job managing a team of business development specialists. I’ve always enjoyed personal development and finding ways to improve myself. But despite this, I never learned to live in the moment or found much joy in …

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Lauren’s Story (Cervical Dysplasia CIN 2)

Lauren's Cervical Dysplasia Story

As a nineteen-year-old girl, I got my first Pap smear. Just 2 shorts months ago, my gynecologist called me during class informing me that I have low-grade abnormalities on my cervix. I was shocked and confused and overwhelmed with emotion. She suggested that I get further testing and come back …

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Kay’s Story (Breast Cancer)

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In 2004, I did my routine mammogram. No problems. I got a call saying I needed to have a spot compression mammogram to confirm something they saw. I did the spot compression and report showed a spot that needed a biopsy. I met with a surgeon and he immediately set …

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Shannon’s Story (Breast Cancer)

Shannon's Breast Cancer Story

So, on January 23, 2019, I found my lump. I went to my family doctor who sent me for my mammogram. The mamo came back suspect so they did an ultrasound that day. Three doctors told me it was simply a hematoma and to come back in 6-8 months for …

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Debbie’s Story (Breast Cancer)

Debbie's Breast Cancer Story

“You’re a tough cookie!” That’s what people said when they found out that I had cancer. You see, they’ve known me for years and know the struggles I’ve had with having MS (Multiple Sclerosis), and so they knew that I was a fighter and wouldn’t give in to this diagnosis …

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Leeannea’s Story (Cervical Cancer)

Leeannea's Multiple Illness Story

Ok, so here goes. I’ve always been told I could never have kids because I was sexually abused as a child–brutally–to be honest. About 10 years ago, I got bit at the same time on my leg by three brown recluse spiders and ended getting a staph infection in my …

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