Our Mission

The LIVESTRONG Foundation provides free cancer support services to help people cope with the financial, emotional and practical challenges that accompany the disease. Created in 1997 by cancer survivor and philanthropist Lance Armstrong, the Foundation is known for its powerful brand – LIVESTRONG–and for its advocacy on behalf of survivors and their families. With its iconic yellow LIVESTRONG wristband, the Foundation has become a symbol of hope and inspiration around the world. Since its inception, the Foundation has raised nearly $500 million to support cancer survivors and served 2.5 million people affected by the disease. For more information, visit LIVESTRONG.org.

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    When cancer treatment ends, you might feel excited about your future. You are likely to feel relieved that treatment is over and ready to move on with your life. On the other hand, you could feel worried about the future, angry that you had cancer, or embarrassed that you had to rely on others for...Read More
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    Palliative care generally involves a team approach that can include the services of a variety of healthcare and other professionals for physical, emotional, spiritual, and practical concerns. These services may be delivered in and continued across various settings at different times. This is known...Read More
  • LIVESTRONG
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    Here are some examples of things you can do to provide support to a friend or loved one who has cancer:
     
    • Go to the home for a visit
    • Shop for groceries or other items
    • Clean the house
    • Prepare meals
    • Send inspirational stories or messages
    • Accompany the person to healthcare appointments
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  • LIVESTRONG
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    Home health care is usually considered when you cannot live comfortably and safely without support services. It may also be appropriate if you require a specific medical skilled service such as intravenous (IV) medications or physical therapy that can be done at home instead of traveling to a medical...Read More
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  • LIVESTRONG
    LIVESTRONG answered:
    Home health care is usually considered when you cannot live comfortably and safely without support services. It may also be appropriate if you require a specific medical skilled service such as intravenous (IV) medications or physical therapy that can be done at home instead of traveling to a medical...Read More
  • LIVESTRONG
    LIVESTRONG answered:
    Some survivors continue to have strong emotions about the cancer experience long after treatment is done. Others may experience new emotions. Some feelings about the cancer experience can even surface months or years later.

    Common emotions an concerns following cancer treatment may include:
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  • LIVESTRONG
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    If you have cancer, you may not be familiar with certain medical terms or know anything about the types of medicines that your health care team prescribes. Asking questions may be one of the best ways to learn about taking care of your health during and after cancer. Open communication with your...Read More
  • LIVESTRONG
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    For help dealing with sadness or depression after cancer, ask for a referral to a licensed counselor or therapist. Ask your doctor or nurse for a referral to a therapist who works with other cancer survivors. Most cancer centers employ oncology social workers who are specially trained to work with...Read More
  • LIVESTRONG
    LIVESTRONG answered:
    Types of chemotherapy that may make you more likely to have a second cancer include:
    • Procarbazine
    • Mechlorethamine
    • Chlorambucil
    • BCNU (bischloroethylnitrosourea)
    • Nitrogen mustard
    • Cyclophosphamide
    • Ifosfamide
    • Epipodophyllotoxins
    • Anthracyclines
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  • LIVESTRONG
    LIVESTRONG answered:
    Watch for possible signs that something is wrong such as:
    • Home health visits that your doctor ordered, but you never received
    • Visits by home health staff that are not needed
    • Bills for services and equipment you never got
    • Forging of your signature or your doctor's signature
    • Pressure to
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  • LIVESTRONG
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    Sometimes a member of the health care team might suggest getting a second opinion. You could be directed to another provider that may be better able to answer certain types of questions or meet specific needs. If this happens to you, it does not mean that your health care provider does not care about...Read More
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  • LIVESTRONG
    LIVESTRONG answered:
    The cancer types that have been linked to excessive body weight include the following types of cancers:
    • Breast
    • Cervix
    • Colon
    • Esophagus
    • Gallbladder
    • Kidney
    • Liver
    • Ovary
    • Pancreas
    • Prostate
    • Rectum
    • Stomach (at least in men)
    • Uterus
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  • LIVESTRONG
    LIVESTRONG answered:
    If you need hospital care and have little or no insurance, you may be eligible to receive financial assistance. Federal and state laws require certain hospitals to provide free medical care or reduced prices to people who are income eligible. In addition, some hospitals have their own programs to...Read More
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  • LIVESTRONG
    LIVESTRONG answered:
    Communicating with your health care team means having the ability to:
    • Ask them any questions
    • Talk about how you feel
    • Tell them about changes in your body
    • Discuss your worries and concerns
    Members of your health care team may be very busy. It might seem that they do not have time to talk,...Read More
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  • LIVESTRONG
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    Hospice care is a team effort. Caregivers work with trained healthcare professionals who will assist with the care of the patient as they guide the patient and his or her loved ones through the hospice care. The following is an overview of hospice professionals and their roles.
     
    • Hospice phy
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