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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.

Joan’s Story (Breast Cancer)

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When I was 47, I found out that I had stage 3 breast cancer. I had 2 months of chemotherapy to shrink the tumor. I then had a mastectomy and 37 treatments of radiation. My family was with me every step of the way. It has been 10 years since …

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Gabrielle’s Story (Metastatic Breast Cancer)


It was May of 2010 when I first found a lump in my right breast. My gynecologist scheduled me for a mammogram and ultrasound to check things out. According to the radiology tech it was just fibrous tissue. Two years later it was larger. Same tests were done, same results …

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Debbie’s Story (Breast Cancer)

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16 years ago, I was diagnosed with IDC (invasive ductal carcinoma) breast cancer. I had a bilateral mastectomy and did chemo. I had a 0.03% chance of any cancer. 6 years ago, I was diagnosed with metastatic HER2-positive breast cancer. I followed up with more chemo and genetic testing, which showed no …

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Bobbie’s Story (Breast Cancer)


I was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 31, with no family history on 12-12-12! Within two weeks, I was meeting with Oncologist and Surgeons. I had a bilateral mastectomy on 12-28-12. Then, I started aggressive chemotherapy after a port placement from February to May. Additional treatment included …

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Ivania’s Story (Breast Cancer)


Twelve years ago, my life was apparently “perfect”. I was married to a nice guy, we had good health, we made a good living together, we traveled often, and we had good friends. In 2006, we felt we were ready to start a family, I had a miscarriage in March …

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Cindy’s Story (COPD-Emphysema)


My story started when I had a brain aneurysm almost 25 years ago. My youngest child was just a year old and after my second brain surgery, I realized I needed to start fighting long and hard. I did not know my fight had just started. After many years of …

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Kimberly’s Story (Stage 4 metastatic)

I was diagnosed the first time in 2008; I made it five years and one month and then diagnosed the second time. I went through 24 rounds of chemo and three months of radiation. At that time I was diagnosed with stage 3. When I finished everything treatment wise about …

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