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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.

Crystal’s Story (Endometrosis)

Hi everyone, My name is Crystal Doyle. I am almost 20 years old and just had my first lap surgery about 5 weeks ago. I have suffered from bladder infections and all sorts of things since I was a little girl. I  got my period at around 12, and ever since then, with …

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Courtenay’s Story (Cervical Cancer)

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014, less than 2 months after my fairy-tale wedding, I received the news. I had cervical cancer. “I’m a healthy, newlywed, 25-year-old student. 25 year olds don’t get cancer!” But reality quickly set in after countless referrals, tests and scans. This was really happening. My doctors all …

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Bonita’s Fight Like a Girl Story (Nasal Cancer)

I’ll be 34 next week. I met my partner and children’s dad when I was sixteen. We had 2 children together, and after a 10 year gap I found out I was pregnant, very unexpectedly, with our 3rd child. On Boxing Day, December 2008, my partner Kyle was suffering from severe head …

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Melissa’s Story (Breast Cancer)

In May of 2011, I was diagnosed with stage II triple negative breast cancer. After 8 rounds of chemo, a lumpectomy and 37 days of radiation, I thought I had killed the monster. This August, I was doing reconstruction when, after surgery, the implant in the right side (original site of …

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