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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.

Petra’s Story (Breast Cancer)

In August of 2013, breast cancer was detected in my right breast. It spread across the whole breast and I was advised to amputate it. As a precaution I had a double mastectomy in October and let them put in tissue expanders for reconstruction (these are temporary to stretch the …

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Christy’s Story (Breast Cancer)

I was diagnosed with breast cancer in October 2008 after having a lump removed from my right breast. After further testing at MD Anderson Cancer center, the cancer was found in my lymph nodes, my liver, and in my uterus. When my doctor gave me the final results she told …

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Jami’s Story (Breast Cancer)

At the age of 42 I began college, after 21 years of raising my sons. Two days after Christmas in 2010, following my first semester in college, I was diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma. I had found the lump a few years earlier, but the mammograms always came back negative, …

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