Every hour in the US alone, 200 people will be diagnosed with cancer.
That's a lot of loved ones, a lot of friends, family members, and co-workers now faced with the task of fighting cancer.
At the same time, given the rise of the internet and amount of information online, that's a lot of individuals and their families that are going to be conducting online research. Looking up symptoms, side effects, diagnosis, resources, tools, medicines, treatment options - on and on.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.