CancerQ Ambassador Launch

CancerQ Ambassador Launch

Calling all cancer ambassadors. Today, we launch our CancerQ Ambassador Program. 

What is a CancerQ (CQ) Ambassador? 

CQ Ambassadors are a growing community of patients, caregivers, experts, and survivors who believe in change, have personal experience fighting a particular cancer or even multiple, and believe in the power of shared information, experiences, and tools - all in the name of hope and change. 

The Healing Power of Design.

The Healing Power of Design.

At CancerQ, we take design very seriously. We hope this is evident by this first version of our website, introduction to The Wheel and its 8 cancer topics, and quick access to all our vital cancer aiding resources. 

By why is design important in a fight with cancer? 

Product design, web design, and designing with the user (you) in mind, can help those facing cancer access resources quickly, effectively, and efficiently. Effective design can save caregivers and patients precious time which can be better spent elsewhere. 

Don't Google "How To Google About Cancer?"

Don't Google "How To Google About Cancer?"

Navigating cancer can be difficult enough on it's own. The last thing we need is the internet mucking it all up. 

The reality is, however, that while the internet has become an amazing, amazing place, it has simultaneously become a dark, misleading rabbit hole awarded to the highest bidder. 

How To Move From Reactive to Proactive

How To Move From Reactive to Proactive

One of the many challenges when faced with a cancer diagnosis is how to move beyond being strictly reactive to being proactive. 

As we have discussed, when dealing with your doctor, oncologist, nursing staff, and social workers (all part of your core cancer team), it's tough to move being just being reactive - reacting to side effects, reacting to new pains, symptoms, changing drugs / medicines after they have proven to not work, and being reactive by having to chase information from your medical team. Asking for reports, follow-ups, answers to questions, calls. 

But @ CQ, we have identified one of the biggest challenges that prohibits people, families, patients from moving beyond just reactive and getting to proactive. 

"Let me know what I can do to help"

"Let me know what I can do to help"

If you and/or your loved one have just received a cancer diagnosis, it's coming. 

If you are further along in your journey, your fight, you have already heard this expression numerous times. 

Many friends, co-workers, distant family members, heck even strangers, will tell you "Please, let me know of anything I can do to help." 

If you are fortunate to have a large support network, the offers to help from concerned friends and family is of course a wonderful thing. 

The First Five.

The First Five.

We assembled five important resources for you, called our 'First Five'. 

These resources are important in helping you (as a patient or caregiver) get organized and be proactive after receiving a cancer diagnosis. 

There will be a lot of "noise" and may already have been. Let us help you control the noise. Noise includes articles, suggestions, tips, links, emails, questions, texts, and even tears. Tips and suggestions are important, but they are hard to keep track of. Also, with a cancer diagnosis you may be pretty emotional so you might not be thinking as clearly as you would like to be. It's ok if you are, we have been there too. 

Together.

Together.

1 in 8. 1 in every 4. 5%. 5 years. 

If you or a loved one have experienced a cancer diagnosis, you know these numbers unfortunately all too well. 

The ratio of people with your disease, survival statistics, estimated duration of survival.

But what if we built a community that threw these statistics away, ignored them, treated them for what they really are: old and outdated, statistically skewed?

What if we built a community that really inspired hope, not just talked about it? A community that was resourceful, connected, reliable, and free from medical bias.