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

  • Alison Peipers

    Victoria, Australia

    Cancer Council Australia has continued its national grassroots advocacy campaign—Get Behind Bowel Screening—to encourage the Australian Government to fully implement the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program. Members of Parliament have received over 20,000 emails with significant media attention. In June 2010 the campaign was re-launched to make bowel cancer screening an election issue.


  • Suzanne Ashton

    Brisbane, Australia

    I want to be a leader so that I can make a difference. I want to grow the LIVESTRONG brand here in Australia


  • Prof. Jeff Dunn

    Chief Executive Officer of Cancer Council Queensland

    With cancer survival increasing in Australia, one of our great challenges is improving quality of life after cancer. It’s a challenge that connects our local community with the global community and we believe that the inspiration provided by survivors is critical to our shared vision for a cancer free world.

DELIVERING HOPE

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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