I visit this site every day https://www.thebreastcancersite.com
They've been having a Fight like a Woman photo contest which caused me to reflect upon what fight like a woman really means. It's not fighting in the traditional sense of the word. You're diagnosed and suddenly you find yourself thrust into this foreign world. You're immediately, or you should be, hooked up with a surgeon, medical oncologist and a radiation oncologist. All strange territory and they're on your side but when they're assaulting your body it's some times hard to remember that fact.
That's the outer level of fighting surgery, chemo and/or radiation. The real battle is in your heart and mind.
I've seen people who've just given up after a diagnosis. They just assume they're going to die and take their hearts and minds down that road. I've heard of people who just ignore the very obvious fact that they are sick and end up dying rather than fighting.
The inner level of fight is what gets you through. The positive attitude that this disease is NOT GOING TO WIN. You endure surgery or surgeries in my case. You let yourself be pumped full of drugs that can kill you and you let yourself be radiated knowing that it might cause skin cancer, rare but it happens.
All the time thinking THIS DISEASE IS NOT GOING TO WIN. That's what is means to fight like a woman.