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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.

Nina’s Story (Breast Cancer)

I went for my first mammogram in July 2010, and surprise, I needed a diagnostic mammogram, which they did right then and there. The diagnostic mammogram showed a sizable mass, but it couldn’t be felt. The radiologist had time and did an ultrasound guided biopsy. My husband had been diagnosed …

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Kris-Ellen’s Story (Breast Cancer)

On April 3, 2013, my life changed forever. My worst fear was confirmed. I had stage 2 breast cancer. It was a long eight months. I had surgery, followed by eight rounds of chemo and finally 33 radiation treatments. On November 27, 2013, I was cancer free! I’m thankful for all …

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Jaimi’s Story (Endometriosis)

When I was eleven, my extended family and I were getting ready to go away for the weekend. Getting excited, I thought I had better go to the toilet before we left, not knowing the chaos about to ensue. I looked down and saw red. Confused, all I could do was …

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Bryanna’s Story (Endometriosis)

Hi, I know all of our stories are somewhat similar. I just need someone to vent to since everyone around me doesn’t think I am truly sick or doesn’t understand the pain that I experience on the daily. I have had endometriosis since I was 12 and finally got surgery …

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Sandra’s Story (Breast Cancer)

Hi, my name is Sandra, and I was diagnosed with two breast cancers on June 26, 2009. I had lobular invasive carcinoma and also ductal carcinoma. I underwent a double mastectomy and had 14 lymph nodes removed from my right side because the cancer was all in the right breast. A …

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