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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.

Tracy’s Story (Breast Cancer)

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Hi all, I am in the early stages of getting information. I noticed a lump a year ago, but my insurance made it hard to find doctors. I was finally able to locate one covered and he is a great surgeon. I now have a wonderful oncologist and will be …

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Amy’s Story (Stage 3 Uterine Cancer)

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May 11, 2016 will forever be a date embedded in my mind. That was the day that after hospital stays, blood transfusions from nearly bleeding out, and two surgeries (D&C and hysterectomy) that I learned that the part of me that was supposed to allow me to help bring a …

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Shelli’s Story (Stage 3B Colon Cancer)

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On May 22, 2015, I went in for a routine colonoscopy. They found what they suspected was cancer. After further tests, consultations, etc, I had surgery several days later. They removed about 10 inches of my colon and a bunch of lymph nodes. On June 2, 2015, it was confirmed …

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Debbie’s Story (Endometrial Stromal Sarcoma)

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Endometrial Stromal Sarcoma (ESS) is very rare; affecting 2-6 women of one million. June 3, 2019, was the day of my diagnosis after being hospitalized for hemorrhaging with no previous symptoms. I had surgery the next day, and that July I began chemotherapy. I completed chemotherapy on October 30, 2019. …

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Shannon’s Story (Breast Cancer)

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In 2015, a lump became a lesion. Scans showed breast cancer in both breasts. I had 4 surgeries and a bilateral mastectomy; no reconstruction. It was followed by 3 rounds of Taxotere chemotherapy and 55 radiation treatments. Sonny, my dog, and I rescued each other to help me through chemotherapy. …

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