Frequently Asked Questions
We know you might have a lot of questions and we want to make sure we can help keep you fully informed, while also providing total transparency on the work we do.
Start getting the answers you need.
What is CancerPath?
CancerPath is a navigation platform guiding cancer patients to the best and most cutting-edge treatment options. We’ll ask you questions and work with you to figure out a tailored plan for you.
We don’t treat you or provide tests. We do provide advice based on scientific research accepted by the medical community.
Why do patients need CancerPath?
There is a physician/cancer doctor shortage across 80% of hospitals in the US. This is especially true at Community Hospitals (Most hospitals are community). Doctors are doing the best they can with the workload. They cannot answer everything.
Have you ever felt rushed at a doctor's appointment? Were there questions you wanted to ask, but didn’t? Did you even know what questions to ask? Or understand the technical medical jargon?
If yes to anything above, that’s why you need CancerPath.
Can my primary caretaker or family member sign up on my behalf?
Yes, absolutely. We are aware not everyone is able to on their own.
How do I sign up for CancerPath?
There are two ways. First, is directly signing up to our newsletter. We realize some people may not be ready to talk with the Cancer Expert, although we strongly encourage it, even for a few minutes to test it out.
Otherwise, feel free to click the buttons and see if you are eligible.
Who can sign up for CancerPath?
CancerPath is for both cancer patients and their caregivers. Fill out the form and we’ll help!
How is CancerPath able to provide this service for free?
We want to assure you that our services will always be completely free for patients.At CancerPath, we receive funding from various healthcare companies, including labs and pharmaceutical companies.
These companies are dedicated to developing precision therapies that offer meaningful alternatives to chemotherapy. We will always put patients first. Rest assured that our guidance and support are free from any commercially linked incentives. Our team are driven solely by what's best for you.
Unlike other companies, we don't receive payment from insurance companies. Our priority is to ensure that everyone, regardless of their income or insurance status, has equal access to the most effective cancer treatments available.
Our experts and talking to your oncologist
Can you provide a document/list of questions I can bring to my next doctor’s appointment?
YES! This is what we prefer as well.
How do I talk to my doctor?
That’s why we are here. Patient empowerment. The doctor is certainly the expert, but that doesn’t mean you can’t ask questions! Knowledge is power—let’s make you your best advocate!
Who are these so-called experts?
These experts have been hand selected by us- almost all have a PhD in Biology, and understand your cancer really really well. They’ve been trained by our team (including medical professionals), specifically in your cancer type.
Who will I be speaking to about my condition?
You will be speaking with a nurse and many times a cancer scientist who has the same or very similar background (Normally a PhD) in the same cancer you have. There is also a review process to make sure you are receiving the best information.
Privacy and security
Is my personal information confidential? What happens to my data?
We take notes, but that does not get transferred anywhere. Your data/conversations remain private.