We help the underserved survive and thrive before, during, and after their battle with cancer.

Loriana before cancer
Loriana during chemo

Survivor & Thriver

From Emmy award winning journalist
To 2x Cancer Survivor

In an instant, Loriana Hernández Aldama went from living the life to fighting for her life when she was diagnosed with AML Leukemia.

She had to do the unimaginable; leave her 18-month-old son with her mother and relocate to Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center for treatment. There she uncovered the biggest story of her career; you’ve got to show up fit for the fight to win.

In 2016 she launched ArmorUp for Life and coined the phrase “PREhab,” to spread the word about simple lifestyle habits that can reduce deadly risk factors and literally save your life. 

Now five years after her second cancer battle Loriana still practices PREhab daily so she can master survival and the challenges that come with it. 

Patient Navigator

Help is here

We've got your back
So you can look forward

Let an ArmorUp for Life Patient Navigator accompany you through your entire patient journey and into survivorship. Tap into our expertise and connections to get the support you need, and create your own pit crew.


Mastering Survival

We educate, empower, and support survivors and caregivers to live their lives to the fullest.

Be Your Own Hero

A 2x cancer survivor, Loriana has been there and done that.

In this video series she shares important health information that everyone should know, including how to practice PREhab so can show up fit for the fight.

Each episode of Be Your Own Hero provides informative, accessible information and practical and actionable steps that improve outcomes.

Pit Crews for Patients

No one should fight cancer alone; that's why we're here.

Our Patient Navigators use a database of vetted volunteer resources and cancer experts to create custom Pit Crews to support patients in need.

Services include mental health resources, transportation, childcare, coaching, fitness trainers, nutritionists, accountants, lawyers and more.

Stage Free Podcast

With cancer, the journey through survivorship begins at diagnosis.

The Stage Free Podcast is a guide to mastering that journey, and all the bumps along the way. Loriana shares her insights, and personal experiences, along with her friends who are also notable experts and cancer survivors, to make it easier to navigate the complicated road all survivors must travel.

Survive & Thrive Ed

Practicing PREhab is critical throughout survivorship.

This retreat features an array of survivorship experts to teach and practice essential survival skills, including therapy, mindfulness, yoga, cardio, healthy eating, and advocacy.

20 survivors will be trained to return to their communities as ambassadors and help other patients to survive and thrive


Cancer by the Numbers

1 in 3 women and 1 in 2 men will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime.

Will you be one of them? Or someone you love?



of people will be diagnosed with cancer during their lifetime



of cancer survivors have persistent problems and distress



of cancers patients don't get the mental health support they need



of patient outcomes are due to socioeconomic factors


Pit Crews for Patients

Because no one should have to go it alone.

We’re building a network of survivorship experts to provide survivors with the resources and support needed to survive and thrive.


"We are all survivors"

Watch Loriana's courageous and heart-wrenching story >

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Mastering Survival

Radiation treatment

Skin care during radiation treatment

  • March 19, 2023

When it comes to undergoing radiation for breast cancer the trick is to minimizing skin irritation to the areas of the chest that receive radiation. Too much skin desquamation (peeling) can interrupt or shorten treatment, so it’s important to stay ahead of the game to preserve and protect the

Gabe Aldama

How to support children of cancer patients

  • March 15, 2023

You know your child better than anyone, and it’s up to you to decide when, how, and what to tell your child based on their developmental level. Just keep lines of communication open and listen to your child’s concerns. Let them know it’s okay to talk and ask questions

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