ASK Cancer Commons Sees 500 Percent Surge in Weekly New Users

Since September 1, 2016, the weekly number of new patients and caregivers seeking help through our ASK Cancer Commons service has increased by about 500%, compared to previous months. This surge occurred organically, with new users finding out about the service solely by word of mouth.

ASK Cancer Commons is our main service for cancer patients and their families. People who send us their questions through ASK Cancer Commons receive one-on-one guidance from our expert network.

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Here’s what people are saying about ASK Cancer Commons:

During this very stressful time, it was a great relief to have a resource like Cancer Commons. I always felt that my questions were answered quickly and thoroughly, and when I didn’t understand something I knew I could ask for clarification. That type of quality interaction is very difficult to have in a 20-minute doctor’s visit! —Angela, a metastatic breast cancer patient

There are literally hundreds, if not thousands, of different treatment options offered by a large range of clinics and doctors. Some are quacks and others are leading scientists and doctors. How to know what is quackery and what is backed by promising science? [Cancer Commons] is a great guide in this very challenging field for patients to navigate. —Lars, husband of Dyanne, who has metastatic lung cancer

During the course of four years of cancer treatment, I turned repeatedly to the remarkable online resources of Cancer Commons, and to their impressive contributors, for guidance on different facilities and forms of treatment. The rapid advance of cancer research, and the increasingly rapid movement of research medicine to the clinic, underlines the importance of the timely and reliable communications Cancer Commons encourages and supports. —Lance Williams, a head and neck cancer patient