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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 (Endometriosis)

Jessica's Endometriosis Story

25 with Endometriosis Endometriosis: the mysterious women’s health disease that affects 1 in 10 women. Endometriosis is a condition in which tissue, similar to the lining of the uterus, grows in other areas of the body. There is no cure, there is no specific known reason of why it develops. …

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Shambhavi’s Story (Lupus)

Shambhavi's Lupus Story

Life seldom turns out the way we expect it to, especially for anyone in her 20s.  Receiving a diagnosis of a disease that has no cure, a disease that could be life threatening is a frightening experience and it leaves you with a sense of uncertainty. I had always been a super …

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Alicia’s Story (Infections)

Alicia's Daughter, Mischa

In 2013, one of my identical twin daughters, Mischa, 41, (pictured) passed away from bacterial meningitis. She was an assistant principal in the Prince George’s County Public Schools in Maryland, the same school district where her twin sister is currently employed as a principal. She had been ill almost all her …

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Laura’s Story (Cervical cancer)

Laura's Cervical Cancer Story

I was diagnosed with cervical cancer at age 29. I was only a couple of months late, my first smear had been clear and I had no symptoms, yet there I was, in an office at the hospital while the consultant told me how sorry he was that this silent …

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Julie’s Story (Endometriosis)

Julie

When do you get “Back to normal?” Maybe the better question is whether or not there even is such a thing as “Normal.” Society tends to make us believe that we should fit into standards they’ve defined in order to be considered a part of the status quo. But what …

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Ashley’s Story (Narcolepsy)

Ashley

In 2013, I was a newly independent adult. I had just graduated from college with a bachelor’s degree in Health Science. I moved to the central coast of California; home to beautiful beaches and amazing weather. I worked full time as a medical scanner and part-time as a waitress. My …

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