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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.

Remeka’s Story (SMA Syndrome)

Sometime this year in July of 2016, I was diagnosed with SMA syndrome. After about 9 months to a year, or possibly longer, I finally had enough of feeling so sick and nauseated from the time I woke up til the time I went to sleep, vomiting here and there, dry heaving more …

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Jazmine’s Story (Lupus)

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My name is Jazmine. I live in Charlotte, NC, and I have been diagnosed with Lupus SLE. I am 22-years-old, and I was diagnosed with Lupus at the age of 21 in July 2015. My mother was diagnosed with Lupus SLE 10 years prior to my diagnosis, so when I …

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Suzanne’s Story (Breast Cancer)

In 2010, I felt a lump in my left breast, one month after a mammogram, that was read as ‘negative.’ After an ultrasound and biopsy, I was diagnosed with stage 2a invasive ductal breast cancer. I underwent a double mastectomy and four cycles of chemo, followed by six years of anti-estrogen …

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