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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.

Carressa’s Story (Colon Cancer)

For two-plus years I told doctor after doctor that something was killing me.  I was told many different things, from it’s anxiety to it’s all in my head. On December 7, 2013, I was told I have Stage 3 Colon Cancer.  My colon had an intussusception and that’s how I found out …

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Tammy’s Story (Breast Cancer)

I was diagnosed with breast cancer on January 2, 2014. I had a bilateral mastectomy on January 20th with the start of reconstruction. My reconstruction failed four times.  I started chemo in March; I had my last treatment yesterday. I’m ready to get on to the next part of my journey. …

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Danielle’s Story (Lupus)

I am in the process of being diagnosed with Lupus. At the age of 18, I awoke one morning with almost complete loss of vision in my left eye. I went from having 20/20 vision to having barely any at all;  this was not a gradual loss, this literally happened over …

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Wanda’s Story (Kidney Cancer)

Hello, My name is Wanda Hurley. I live in Crisfield, MD with my husband and three kids. Ii was diagnosed on February 28, 2014.  I started chemo on March 1, 2014, and my last day of chemo is September 15, 2014. I’ve had it rough but i’ll never give up. I …

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