‘Know It: Cancer’ is NewsOK.com and The Oklahoman’s first installment of what will become a monthly project on topics that affect the community.
To find the special page, search ‘cancer’ on NewsOK.com.
As well as a wealth of information in videos, articles and links, the page opens the doors to the biggest, fastest growing source of information available: you.
Share your wisdom
Through the interactive message boards on the page, which can be found under the sub-heading ‘Share Your Wisdom’, you can have your say on a variety of topics relating to cancer.
Please share your information on how to choose a physician who will give you confidence, on how the costs of treatment can be handled, on dealing with cancer from a caregiver’s point of view and more. These message boards can be the starting point of just the kind of information you were looking for.
They are more than just a place to give information: They are designed to be the place where people can find support and ask the questions they can’t find answers to. The place where an open, honest conversation can be conducted without judgment or embarrassment.
Find an event
Another exciting, interactive element of the page is the cancer-related events calendar powered by wimgo.com, OPUBCO’s online events calendar. You can see upcoming events like support groups and charity events, and you can find other events in the handy search bar.
Tell your story
If you have a story about cancer – yours or a loved ones – we want you to upload that story to our Web site. Through a simple series of a few clicks, you can tell the world about your experience.
On the page, click the link on the video player that says ‘Share your wisdom. Submit your video’. It will walk you through uploading your video file and within a day or two your video will be on the page.
Maybe you’re just starting chemotherapy and want to give a weekly update on your treatment; maybe you are caring from someone dear to you with cancer and you want a place to share your experience; or maybe you are a survivor of cancer and want to pass along a message to those going through treatment. It doesn’t matter exactly what your story is, this is the place to share your story through video.
In an increasingly interactive online world, we wanted to give you the opportunity to share your story in many different ways.
You never know who you might touch by sharing what you know and what you went though.
- Lindsay Hodges, Web editor
As part of The Oklahoman and NewsOK.com’s new monthly special project, ‘Know It…’, we are proud to present our first topic this month.
The special Web site is an online resource on everything you’d need to know about cancer – living with it, getting treatment, supporting someone with it, choosing a physician, finding cancer-related events and so much more.
One of the key parts of the site is the hundreds of links that our researchers put together to give you a starting point for any cancer-related topic you are looking for. The Web site also offers interactive forums to discuss various aspects of cancer with other people.
The video player offers vignettes of people who have cancer stories to tell to compliment our comprehensive range of cancer stories told on a very personal level.
Related articles from The Oklahoman and from all over the Web are automatically fed to the page, so whether you look at the stories today or in six months from now, the content will be up-to-date and give you the most current information you need.
Everyone is touched by cancer in some form or another. Know It: Cancer is the place where you can gather all the information you need to help your situation when cancer gets close to you.
- Lindsay Hodges, Web editor