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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.

Laura’s Story (Breast Cancer)

Laura's Breast Cancer Story

My name is Laura Parker, and I am a breast cancer survivor! I had two types of breast cancer, the most common AND the most rare: DCIS and Paget’s disease of the breast. It’s become a passion of mine to spread the word and make it more known about Paget’s …

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Karen’s Story (Breast Cancer)

Karen's Breast Cancer Story

I was 42 years old when I was diagnosed with Stage 4 Breast Cancer.  Cancer has never run in my family. I had chemo for five months then a double mastectomy and 39 rounds of radiation during 2012. I had reconstruction surgery with a horrible outcome. I had several surgeries …

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Karen’s Story (Breast Cancer)

Karen's Breast Cancer Story

I was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009. After a double mastectomy and many trips for chemotherapy, I was in remission two years later. Five years and five months after that, the cancer came back behind my sternum. Radiation and chemo! Two years later, at my yearly scan, I …

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Kathy’s Story (Breast Cancer)

Pink Ribbon

I was diagnosed at age 42: triple negative breast cancer. I had a double mastectomy and four rounds of chemotherapy. Then 2011, I had reconstruction and a hysterectomy in a 10-hour surgery Nipple reconstruction failed four times and I even got MRSA. I gave up on nipple reconstruction or tattooing. Just …

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