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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.

Beth’s Story (Breast Cancer)

You Have a Lump My name is Beth, and this is my story. It all started on October 26, 2011–10 days after my 30th high school reunion. I went for my annual exam. Ten minutes into the visit, my gynecologist said, “You have a lump” (4 words). Thirty minutes later, I …

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Dawn’s Story (Undiagnosed)

In April 2012, I woke up one morning and couldn’t move my left arm and had all-over body pain. I went to the chiropractor. Because I had been working out 3 times a week at the local Y, I thought I could just be sore. I knew something was weird …

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Mary’s Story (Breast Cancer)

Well, I am going on 15 years cancer-free. It was a hard road. I was 25 years old when I was diagnosed. But I got through it, thanks to my lord and savior. I also had surgery this past September 2015 to remove another milk duct. However, I’m happy to …

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Becky’s Story (Diabetes)

I am 35 years old, and I have had diabetes for seven years, and it is very hard for me. I have so many problems with picking the right foods to eat. I lose weight, and I gain it back, and I hate that. It’s so hard to keep it …

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Jennifer’s Story (Breast Cancer)

This is photo is of myself, my beautiful mother, and my son, “nana’s little boogs.” My mom is currently fighting her second battle with breast cancer. She is 49 years young, a woman of strong faith, and an amazing daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend. It had …

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Karen’s Story (SMA Syndrome)

So, seven years ago, I had lap band. I will not deny that, since then, I have still battled anorexia and bulimia. I have maintained the same weight for six years, though I can also say that, for the last three to four years, I’ve experienced this excruciating abdominal pain, which I thought …

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Linda’s Story (Breast Cancer)

There’s no close history of breast cancer in my family. However, I regularly do monthly self-checks, get a yearly check-up with my OB/GYN and a mammogram. I believe this SAVED MY LIFE! My mammogram in February 2015 was clear. In September, I noticed something different during my monthly self-exam and …

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