extremely important to have a cancer network where all cancer patients, irrespective of the types of cancer, would find a common ground to discuss issues pertaining to them concerning the disease.
Clifton, New Jersey (PRWEB) March 20, 2012
CancerQ.org, the first Cancer Social Network to engage Patients with Oncologists and Cancer Supporters in their daily lives, announced today the successful launch of its Cancer Social Network.
The stress and difficulties faced with being diagnosed with cancer, in addition to the side effects of various therapeutic modalities could be overwhelming and the need to reach out to someone, or a group of people, who understand what a cancer patient is going through makes it extremely important to have a cancer network where all cancer patients, irrespective of the types of cancer, would find a common ground to discuss issues pertaining to them concerning the disease.
CancerQ allows the patients the opportunity to post questions, share pictures, videos and blog. CancerQ also gives patients the ability to schedule appointments for video consultations with Oncologists. CancerQ also has a CancerQ Awards section that allows patients to post their Cancer Story that gets voted on and the winner receives $150 and a Certificate or Recognition.
Doctors and Supporters also use CancerQ to connect with patients that are looking for support by answering questions, writing blog posts, sharing Cancer news, and consultations. Oncologists and Cancer Centers are also nominated for CancerQ Awards and the winner will receive a free month of advertising. In addition, it’s CancerQ Care feature lets cancer patients to submit a request for a referral to Oncologists.
Since most patients are well versed with navigating the Internet, CancerQ’s goal is to support patients in their daily lives through Social Media and Video Consultations.
Dr. Richards Adeleye Afonja, a New Jersey based, Nigerian-born hematologist-oncologist and a specialist in peripheral blood and stem cell transplantation in private practice started CancerQ because he observed, in the course of his 25 years of medical practice, that there is a void that needs to be filled in form of a forum that allows patients, relatives, doctors, oncology nurses, nurse practitioners and other allied cancer healthcare givers to come together and exchange information that reduces the debilitating impact of cancer and the various therapies associated with it.
CancerQ is a Cancer Social Network that connects doctors, patients, and cancer supporters using Social Media. The website engages patients in a way that it helps patients deal with Cancer and also supports them in their daily lives. CancerQ was founded in 2010 by Dr. Richards Afonja.
SOURCE CancerQ.org Website: http://cancerq.org Contact: Abdullah Anwar at CancerQ.org, abdullah(at)cancerq(dot)org