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Advocate for better

2 out of 5 of us will be diagnosed with cancer in our lifetime. Advocating for improved quality of life, treatment, and research is imperative because we will all be touched by this disease. Raise your voice and make the need for better care a top priority at the state and federal levels. Because you deserve better.

Group of Livestrong advocates standing in front of the U.S. Capitol

When you speak, decision makers listen.

Your story and wealth of experience are powerful tools for helping others. Together, we can make impactful change for those living with cancer now, and for those who will be diagnosed in the future.

Our Priorities for 2024

We look for ways to make systemic change at the highest levels every year—and 2024 is no exception. Here are some of our areas of focus for this year:

  1. Fertility preservation
  2. Cancer survivorship
  3. Equitable access to cancer care
  4. Adolescents and young adults affected by cancer

Cancer and Public Policy

Our policy map highlights both state and federal level legislation currently being considered that affects cancer patients and survivors. Choose a state or policy topic you are interested in and view the issues at hand right now.  Learn, take action, and let your voice be heard.

This map and its functionality is made possible through the generosity of FiscalNote.

Woman standing at United States Senate podium

Being a patient for all these years made me want to give back to the medical community and be sure cancer is getting its due funding. I’ve lost far too many friends from this disease, and I want to be a voice for the ones that are missing.

Liz, Lung Cancer Survivor and Advocate

Advocacy impact in our home state

Texas Capitol building

Advocacy impact in our home state

By advocating together we helped push through Texas House Bill 1649, The Medically Necessary Fertility Preservation Act. This Bill requires any state-regulated health benefit plans to cover fertility preservation services for patients receiving medically necessary treatment that may impair fertility in adolescents and young adults.