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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.

Jessica’s Story (Gastroparesis)

Hi, I am Jessica, and I am almost 18 years old. I have not been diagnosed with anything yet, but last year, I was 98% sure I had Gastroparesis, based on my own research. I had a 2-hour gastric emptying study, and it came back with no abnormalities. Gastroparesis is the …

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Angie’s Story (Breast Cancer)

I was diagnosed with stage 2 invasive ductal breast cancer at 32 years old on January 25, 2013, after my first mammogram 2 weeks earlier (my first chance since I quit nursing 3 months prior!). My mom was diagnosed at 32 in the ’90s, and she died at 45 from a recurrence. …

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Sydney’s Story (Gastroparesis)

I started having digestive problems the summer before I began high school. It started off with a minor upset tummy every time I ate and grew over time. With celiac disease in the family, my first instinct was to eliminate gluten and get tested. When this came back negative, we proceeded …

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Nicole’s Story (Endometriosis)

I feel a little guilty sharing my story because I have read about so many others who have been struggling their entire lives. I almost made it to 41 before my life was affected by Endometriosis. Everything up until then was fine, no health problems. Then one day, I woke …

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