This will make you care about cancer.

The American Cancer Society estimates that 1 in 3 women and as many as 1 in 2 men will face cancer in their lifetimes. *

But before we forecast, let's look at the current state of cancer in America: 

There are currently 13.7 million Americans living with cancer.

1.7 million are being diagnosed every year. 

That means, at this very moment, there are approximately 15.4 million Americans living with a history of cancer, currently facing cancer, or that just got diagnosed this year. 

Now, let's assume that each one of those 15.4 million American's is fortunate to have at least 1 family member, friend, or co-worker that is aiding them in their fight against cancer. (This is an extremely conservative estimate because if you think about friends, family, co-workers, significant others, hospital and oncology staff that number is much closer to at least 10 - 20 people per patient)

Then, using an extremely conservative estimate of one person with a history of cancer to one caregiver ratio, that number doubles to roughly 30 million American's currently "facing" cancer as either a patient or caregiver. 

That is 10% of the US population. 

Put another way: 1 in every 10 people you encounter tomorrow will have dealt with or is currently dealing with cancer. 

THAT is why we should care.

(if on the liberal side we said the ratio was one patient to 20 caregivers, that could easily mean 93% of the current US population knows someone who is, had, or is this year facing cancer. That could easily mean nearly every person you encounter tomorrow knows someone who has faced or is facing cancer. That is mind blowing) 

Not to mention, 600,000 Americans are expected to die from cancer alone this year. Continuing with our 1-1 ratio, that is another 1.2 million Americans who lost their lives or lost someone dear to them - in one year alone. Over the last 10 years, that's 12 million Americans. But it is obsurd to think that one person losing their life to cancer only affected one other friend or family member.

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Cancer is not a YOU disease, it's a US disease.

It means those currently fighting for their lives are not alone.

It means the individual staying up late at night researching is not alone.

It means the family out under financial duress is not alone.  

It means if you have lost a loved one to cancer you are not alone.  

But it doesn't always feel that way... 

If you remove the Y from Yours, as in "why did this happen to me?" or "why should I care about this?" it becomes OURS. Something we must fight and combat together. 

So the ask is quite simple:

It's not just about caring, it's about acting  

Find someone facing cancer and reach out to them. Offer to help.

Not sure how to help them? Tell them about our resources and tools, maybe even send them a link to CancerQ.

Here, you can copy and paste: 

www.cancer-q.com

 

Much love,

The CancerQ Team

 

*Statistic does include skin cancers. All statistics are provided by the American Cancer Society  

Our Ted Talk is Live!

Our Ted Talk is Live!

One of our CancerQ Co-Founders, Zach Weismann, recently gave a Ted Talk at TedxPlano earlier this month. 

The video is now live and we are excited to share with you! 

Watch below as Zach describes what it means to be a 'momma's boy' in today's society, how we can redefine what it means to be a man and to give care to others. 

If the message resonates, please share with others!

CancerQ Ted Talk!

CancerQ Ted Talk!

This Saturday, one of our Co-Founders, Zach Weismann, will be giving a Ted Talk at TedxPlano! 

Zach will be discussing caregiving, it's challenges and opportunities, as well as the motivation and inspiration behind CancerQ. 

The event has sold out to an audience of over 300 people! 

Together is Courage Video

Together is Courage Video

Our CancerQ Together is Courage video is now live! The animated video does a great job highlighting and explaining our product, the CQ Dashboard. Think of it as your cancer fighting headquarters - both for those families currently facing cancer and for those who have faced cancer in the past. 

Check it out, and don't forget to sign up for our Dashboard! www.cqdashboard.com 

Announcing our CancerQ Dashboard!

Announcing our CancerQ Dashboard!

BIG NEWS. 

We have launched our first CancerQ product, The CQ Dashboard in partnership with LIFT Creations!

When our family faced cancer, there were some major challenges we encountered. Do any of these sound familiar?

CancerQ Launch Party!

CancerQ Launch Party!

Join us April 20th at 6:30 PM as we launch our first product, our CancerQ Dashboard!

In partnership with The Grove Dallas Coworking, Lift Creations, and Red House Coffee, we are hosting a free night of big announcements, drinks, and networking with design and healthtech leaders in the Dallas Fort-Worth Community. 

From A Founder

From A Founder

CancerQ Co-Founder, Zach Weismann, opens up about when he and his brother & Co-Founder, Bradley, lost their mom to cancer, the struggles that ensued, and the motivation behind CancerQ. Article originally appeared on Medium, February 16, 2016. 

"My Mom Wasn't Supposed to Die" 

“Not her, not now,” I would tell myself.

Having A Happy & Prepared Holiday?

Having A Happy & Prepared Holiday?

Are you prepared for the holidays? 

When we said "prepared" did you think of the last minute gifts, presents, or cards you still need to get? Or did you think about your health and the healthcare of loved ones, family and friends? 

5 Ways To "Give" To A Family Facing Cancer

5 Ways To "Give" To A Family Facing Cancer

With the holidays fast approaching, everyone is looking for ways to "give back" this season. 

Here at CancerQ, we understand how challenging the holidays can be for families facing cancer. Odds are you know someone, a family or friend, facing cancer and want to know ways in which you can properly support them during a difficult time. 

Therefore, we've created our top 5 ways to give back to a family facing cancer: 

Cancer, the 5th largest city in the United States.

Cancer, the 5th largest city in the United States.

If you took every American expected to be diagnosed with cancer this year and put them into one city, it would be the 5th largest city in the U.S. 

Woah.

Here's the breakdown: