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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 (Endometriosis)

I’ve battled through depression, and I’ve battled anxiety disorder, featuring panic attacks that can only be described as debilitating. And now I have to fight endometriosis, and I’m tired of fighting what is now a trifecta of “you got to be kidding me.” I first started having endo pain about …

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Angie’s Story (Breast Cancer)

My journey started in April 2015 at 41 years old with a diagnosis of IDC Breast Cancer Stage IIB, Est +, & BRCA 2 POSITIVE. I had zero symptoms, just a cautious doctor. My grandma, God bless her, fought and beat breast cancer twice. I never realized what she went …

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Gerie’s Story (Breast Cancer)

Hi, my breast cancer story began in March 2015, just before my 60th birthday, with an abnormal finding on my routine annual mammogram. Three days later, I was having an ultrasound. The radiologist could see something, but suggested I return in 3 months for a follow-up ultrasound to see if …

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Stacy’s Story (Lupus)

Hi, my name is Stacy Tann. This journey started for me in the year of 2012. I started out having bad headaches, sore muscles, mouth ulcers, extreme fatigue and major joint pain. After going to my primary care physician twice and having no clear vision of what was going on, …

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Della’s Story (Obesity)

This past January, I weighed 354 lbs, and my son weighed 543lbs. We were both basically home bound. Our bodies hurt all over so badly from the weight, we could hardly move or get out of the house. We could have no social life. I never went outside. Our family …

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