Live Better With is here to make everyday living a little bit better for the millions of people living with cancer all over the world.
Together with the cancer community, we handpick products that help ease symptoms and side effects, and improve the quality of day-to-day life.
Uniquely, we group all the products by how someone might be feeling (e.g., “Feeling sick” or “Can’t sleep”), so it’s very easy to discover all the relevant and helpful things that have worked for others with the same need as you.
Around 50,000 people are being diagnosed with cancer every single day. They’ll receive great medical care to treat the progression of their tumour, but there is another side of care.
“The tumour itself, and the treatments – like chemo, radiation, surgery – can cause countless symptoms and side effects – such as itching, a constant metallic taste, a sore mouth, or brain fog, as well as those we more frequently hear about like nausea, hair loss and pain. When you’re living with these, it’s hard to have a normal home, family or work life.”
“There are actually hundreds of products that can help relieve these symptoms and side effects, from balms to to books to mobility aids. BUT patients and families don’t know about them, or struggle to find them to purchase. This is hugely frustrating and wrong. I saw this situation persistently over my ten years working with patients, hospitals and healthcare professionals in the UK and the US, and with my personal experiences with family members with long term conditions. I had to do something about it.”
Tamara, Founder & CEO of Live Better With
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