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

  • Arminee Kazanjian, DrSoc

    Professor, School of Population & Public Health, Faculty of Medicine
    The University of British Columbia

    Individuals who recover from their cancer treatment and return to their lives, often encounter unanticipated long-term emotional, physical and financial issues. In Canada we are developing innovative ways to address the needs of cancer survivors.



  • Anne-Marie Ireland

    Canada

    LIVESTRONG was there for me in the early weeks/months of my treatment… I now share my insight and info about LIVESTRONG to those who are also on a cancer journey… LIVESTRONG is accessible, available, and has so much to offer.

Cancer Transitions: Moving Beyond Treatment

DELIVERING HOPE

The program was developed in 2006 in partnership between the Cancer Support Community and the Lance Armstrong Foundation. Cancer Transitions™ is designed to support, educate and empower people with cancer in the transitional period after treatment is over. Research shows that both men and women who participate can experience:

  1. Less worry about the negative impacts of cancer.
  2. Better physical and social functioning.
  3. More commitment to physical activity.
  4. Improvements in fat-related dietary habits.

The six-week series incorporates support groups, education, nutrition and physical exercise, and addresses other medical management, psychosocial and quality of life issues. The program provides survivors with practical tools and resources to formulate a personal action plan for survivorship. The Cancer Transitions program has been adapted for use in Canada by a partnership between LIVESTRONG, The Cancer Support Community, and the British Columbia Cancer Agency.

For information on licensing this program for use within your institution please contact us at CancerTransitions@livestrong.org.

Learn More

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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