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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.

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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Virginia’s Story (Breast Cancer)

My “Miracle” Cancer Story: The day after Memorial Day I had an 8:00 AM appointment for my annual mammogram. The technician informed me she saw calcium deposits, and I was told I needed an ultrasound. As she spoke, the ultrasound technician just then arrived for work, so I immediately went …

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Devry’s Story (Breast Cancer)

No lump, no pain . . . a routine mammogram detected two cancers in my left breast. Following biopsies found I’m HER2 positive. I had bilateral mastectomies in November, 2013.  Six cycles of chemo were advised.  After my first chemo I lost all my hair and became neutropenic.  I was rushed into …

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Rasheta’s Story (Brain Cancer)

Rasheta is a beautiful, outgoing, and vibrant 8 year old. She hasn’t gotten to experience your average summer vacation, due to having brain surgery on June 9th to remove a mass on her right frontal lobe. After that she was diagnosed by doctors at UK hospital, Markey Cancer Center, and …

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Lorrie’s Story (Breast Cancer)

CHEMO GRAD! So after 16 months of 6 treatments of Taxotere & Carboplatin, 4 doses of Adriamycin, 33 radiation treatments and 17 Trastuzumab (Herceptin) treatments, I am now Cancer Free! My story began late last winter 2013. I had been feeling extremely tired and weak. In April I discovered a …

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