We fight to improve the lives of people affected by cancer.

At the LIVESTRONG Foundation, our mission is to inspire and empower people affected by cancer.

We consider anyone affected by cancer—patients, caregivers and loved ones—a survivor at the moment of diagnosis and through every stage of the cancer journey. We’re letting survivors know they’re not alone. There are 28 million people living with cancer around the world, and we’re standing with them in the fight against cancer. We’re helping survivors find their voice and take control of their fight.

In 2010, cancer became the leading cause of death worldwide.


Cancer accounts for nearly eight million deaths worldwide each year, killing more people than HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined. LIVESTRONG is calling on world leaders to make cancer a global priority. We believe all cancer survivors have the right to receive the treatment, services and support they need.

Share Your Story

  • I have or have had cancer.

  • I have a loved one who has had cancer.

  • I am a health professional or healthcare provider.

Together with local partners, we will…

  1. Increase Awareness of cancer as a priority among policy makers.

  2. Improve Access to care for cancer survivors around the world.

  3. Empower People affected by cancer to engage in the fight against cancer.



  • Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu


    Not too long ago, Nigerian women saw breast cancer as a distant disease but today, not a week passes without one hearing about death caused by breast cancer. Thats why BRECAN has joined global effort in promoting breast awareness to dispel myths and and false beliefs about what causes breast cancer and how it can be treated as well as engage the society in galvanising collective action against the disease.

  • Mateus Sahani


    If I don't speak about cancer, other people will not pay attention on it. [I want] to inspire others to be involved in cancer fight.

The International Pain Policy Fellowship


The Lance Armstrong Foundation believes in your right to live without pain. We are working with the University of Wisconsin Pain and Policy Studies Group to ensure that cancer patients all over the world have access to pain medication to ensure a better quality of life.

The International Pain Policy Fellowship will work to identify and eliminate legislative or clinical barriers to pain and palliative care in their countries. The most recent cohort of fellows includes 3 palliative care champions from India: Priyadarshini Kulkarni, MD; Shalini Vallabhan, PhD; and Nandini Vallath, MD.

Cancer accounts for nearly 8 million deaths worldwide each year, killing more people than TB, AIDS and malaria combined. The situation is particularly dire in the developing world. In 1970, only 15 percent of new cancer cases occurred in the developing world. Currently, over half of new cancer cases and almost two-thirds of cancer deaths now occur in low-income and middle-income countries, and the burden is expected to grow. By 2030, it is estimated that 70 percent of the global cancer burden will be borne by the developing world.

The LIVESTRONG documentary, Delivering Hope, illuminates through patient stories the possibility and promise of treating cancer in settings with limited resources. The Lance Armstrong Foundation is working to ensure that people around the world have access to the cancer care and support they need. Learn more at www.livestrong.org/deliveringhope.

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