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.

 

Voices

  • Simon Davies

    Chief Executive of Teenage Cancer Trust

    United Kingdom

    Teenage Cancer Trust is the only UK charity dedicated to improving the quality of life and chances of survival for young people with cancer aged between 13 and 24. We build specialist units within NHS hospitals, bringing young people together to be treated by teenage cancer experts in a place designed just for them.

    We have worked hard to ensure each of the four UK governments has committed to providing age appropriate services. This means that specialist services and staff are being developed across the UK. Also, that standards of care are being introduced at a national level to ensure every young person with cancer gets access to specialist support. Going forward, our work now government departments and politicians is to ensure this is realised.

 

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