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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.

Michelle’s Story (Breast Cancer)

I’ve been on the fence about sharing my story but feel compelled to after what happened this weekend. I was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer in August. I’ve had a lumpectomy with node removal and 7 rounds of chemo so far. The thought of losing my hair weighed heavily …

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Elayne’s Story (Breast Cancer)

“I Fought Like A Girl” By Elayne Lansing Dedicated to all my friends and patients who have fought this battle ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ A battle was about to begin When I found I had cancer cells within They are cells that refuse to die That’s a problem, because so do I. My …

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Fran’s Story (Breast Cancer)

I am so excited! I became a 5 year Triple Negative Breast Cancer Survivor on November 8th. I was washing dishes on a Saturday morning, and my husband came up behind me to give me a hug. In doing so, he felt the lump. Everything happened so fast after that. …

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Julie’s Story (Breast Cancer)

I had my bilateral mastectomy on Thursday, October 29th. During my surgery, I had reconstruction, a port put in, and a lymph node biopsy, as well as all of my right arm lymph nodes removed. Everything went well during my nine hour surgery, and I went home two days later. …

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Dianna’s Story (Endometriosis)

My doctors just diagnosed me with endometriosis. We decided to take a conservative therapy approach, despite the horrible monthly pain, because I have not had children yet. In the last couple weeks since my diagnosis though, because of increased pain and the pain medication not relieving me yet, they have …

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Jamie’s Story (Breast Cancer)

I was 33 years old when I was diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma. I had two young boys, ages 2 and 5. I opted for a bilateral mastectomy and completed 4 rounds of chemo. Today, almost 3 years, later I’m happy to say I’m cancer free. This is me after …

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