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

  • Marcela C. Acuaa

    Chile, South America

    Attending the LIVESTRONG summit reinforced the importance of commitments to scientific research, training and prevention of cancer to make further progress in the field of oncology in a country like Chile with a good level of health indices. Attending the summit was a unique opportunity to share with leaders around the world with whom we have common dreams. Very inspiring!


  • Eduardo Cazap

    President, Latin American and Caribbean Society of Medical Oncology (SLACOM), Buenos Aires, Argentina
    President-elect, International Union Against Cancer (UICC), Geneva, Switzerland

    Latin America has long been at the forefront of an important transition. People throughout the region have increasingly been faced with cancer and other non-communicable diseases in addition to other health conditions such as infectious diseases and socioeconomic conditions like poverty. Governments and civil society largely have responded to this shift, and there is a growing movement in public and private sectors to reduce chronic-disease risk, improve access to healthcare for those most vulnerable, and celebrate people who have survived the disease. This is how cancer can be beaten amidst myriad challenges.

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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