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We help patients everywhere to survive and thrive

Where you live . . . .
Should not determine if you live

Your zip code, your connections, and your ethnicity should not impact your chance of survival​. That's why ArmorUp for Life advocates for underserved communities by providing essential education, whole patient support, access to experts, survivorship skills plus useful tips and advice.

Our work begins long before a cancer diagnosis, and gives patients the tools for success during diagnosis, treatment, and survivorship once it does.

Show up fit for the fight

From high blood pressure and heart disease to diabetes and obesity, people of color already face common risk factors that make it even harder to effectively treat cancer. 

But even if you’re not a person of color, PREhab is for you.


Be Your Own Hero

Its not a matter of if, but when.
Are you ready?

Showing up fit for the fight sets you up for better outcomes. PREhab can change suggested doses, treatment plans, and save lives.


Cancer by the Numbers

Underserved communities suffer from health disparities that are taking their lives in disproportionate numbers. We can make a difference, but it's going to take a village, or as we like to call it, a PREhabilitation Nation.



of health outcomes are due to socioeconomic factors


of Latinos live in poverty with few supermarkets and parks


of Latinos in the US have no health insurance


increase in cancer among Latinos projected by 2030

It's About Time

Rather than asking people to beat the odds, it's time to change the odds!

Brown and black communities need critical attention to address the health inequities and co-morbidities that are taking their lives at alarming rates.


Our Solutions

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.

Be Your Own Hero

Practicing PREhab is critical throughout survivorship.

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.

Survive & Thrive Ambassadors

Mastering Survival requires specialized help, and we're providing it.

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


Stage Free

Survivorship... It's complicated

Survivorship comes with its own set of physical, emotional and social challenges.

Join Loriana as she talks with notable experts and other survivors to help you navigate the complicated road all survivors must travel.


Upcoming Events

Understanding Cancer

Understanding Cancer

Loriana Hernández Aldama joins Dr. Daniel Hughes and his class at Rice University to share her personal journey of survival and advocacy.

MedExec Women

MedExec Women

Loriana Hernández Aldama delivers the keynote address at the annual MedExec Women conference in Cambridge, MA.

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