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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.

Ryan Marie’s Story (Cervical Cancer)

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Hello everyone, in December 2019 I was diagnosed with cervical cancer stage 1b. It all started in September 2019; I took a trip to the ER for a pain on my right side. They did a CT scan and determined I had a cyst on my right ovary. For many …

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Tracy’s Story (Cervical Cancer)

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I was diagnosed in 2011 with Cervical Cancer. I was HPV-, Adenocarcinoma (that’s important later) Stage3b when it was diagnosed. I had done everything “right.” I was very healthy and active, I did yoga and was a vegetarian and had regular PAPs, so it was really a shock. I had …

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Chantelle’s Story (Breast Cancer)

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At 28 years old, I found a lump on my breast. It was a week after we celebrated my son’s 1st birthday. I wasn’t even thinking that it could be cancer, but still, I decided to have it checked out. My doctor did a biopsy, then called me into his …

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Devry’s Story (Breast Cancer)

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I’m just writing this bio for ‘me’ and sharing for anyone else who cares to read it. I’m trudging through my foggy memories and trying to remember how things happened. So 6 years ago today, I got the devastating news I had breast cancer, not one, but two separate cancers …

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Catherine’s Story (Breast Cancer)

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In April of this year, I had my yearly mammogram. It would have been 5 years that I was cancer-free. This time in addition to a mammogram I had a biopsy. I had all the tests I had 5 years ago, and was diagnosed with Lobular breast cancer. I had …

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Megan’s Story (Melanoma)

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Hello My name is Megan. I work in Plant 3 at Arconic Industries, and I am a 35-year-old wife and mother to 2 children. I was diagnosed with malignant melanoma on September 14, 2018. The doctors considered me a stage 2B and scheduled me almost immediately for removal to prevent …

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