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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.

Mae’s Story (Lupus)

I go by Mae. I was 11 in middle school. One day, I was doing a backstroke when suddenly the concrete step in the pool cut me. I love swimming and playing tennis, so getting a cut wasn’t a big deal in my thoughts. It was just a cut. I …

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Debbie’s Story (Breast Cancer)

Ten years ago found out I had invasive ducal carcinoma. Opted for a double mastectomy and 7 rounds of chemo. Doctors told me I had a 95 percent chance of not ever having cancer again. This summer I started having trouble with my shoulder and went through tons of tests …

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Diana’s Story (Breast Cancer)

My name is Diana Jimenez. My sister, Sonia Jimenez, was diagnosed with Triple Negative stage 2 Invasive Ductal Carcinoma in Feb. 2010. She received 6 treatments of Taxol/AC and a mastectomy of the left breast. She did not require any radiation treatments. I was there with her for every treatment. …

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Kari’s Story (Endometriosis)

I remember reading through the stories on here a few months ago and thinking that I would one day add mine. I believe I’ve been suffering from endometriosis since shortly after my first period at the age of 9. I always had terrible period pain, but like many other young …

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Linda’s Story (Uterine Cancer)

It was April 2013. I was having major pain in my abdomen for months. I didn’t have health insurance so I was driving back and forth from my home to a county hospital multiple times a week without any answers from doctors. Finally, that October, I received a diagnosis and …

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Stefania’s Story (Breast Cancer)

I fought this disease at age 32 with all my heart. Since 2011, I have been stronger and see life very differently and understand the true values. Stefania France Submitted 10/25/2014 The informational content of this article is intended to convey a personal experience and, because every person’s experience is unique, should not …

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