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This will make you care about cancer.

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. 

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!

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?

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.

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: 

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.