Have Cancer Questions? askSARAH.

A cancer diagnosis can be confusing, but you don’t have to handle it alone. Sarah Cannon’s phone line, askSARAH — lets you speak to a nurse about your cancer-related questions. Whether you want to know about treatment options or where to find care close to home, askSARAH can connect you directly to cancer specialists who can help. All calls are confidential and at no cost.

Call askSARAH now at (844) 482-4812 to speak to a nurse at one of our locations who is specially-trained to help with your cancer questions. Calls are confidential and nurses are available to speak 24/7.


Q1:  What happens when I call askSARAH?

When you call askSARAH, you will speak to a nurse who can answer your cancer-related questions and help you connect with the appropriate resources based upon your inquiries.

General cancer questions

You may have general questions about cancer prevention, nutrition, screening and symptoms, such as “What should I do or eat to prevent cancer? Could I have symptoms of breast cancer? I have a family history of cancer, should I get genetic testing?” askSARAH nurses can help to address your questions, connect you to resources in your area and also help you obtain an appointment with a specialist, should you need one.

Questions when facing a cancer diagnosis

askSARAH nurses can help you with questions related to cancer diagnosis, treatment, clinical trials, and survivorship, such as, “What does my diagnosis mean? Is the cancer common or rare? What does ‘Stage II’ mean? What are my treatment options? What should I eat while receiving treatment? Could I be eligible for a clinical trial? Are there support groups near me?” An askSARAH nurse can help answer such questions and also offer to connect you to a care team member, such as a nurse navigator, who can help you understand your diagnosis and next steps.

Q2:  What if I can’t speak on the phone right now? Can I still get help?

Yes, you can live Chat with askSARAH – askSARAH is now one click away! On a desktop computer, click "Chat with askSARAH" in the bottom right of the page. On a mobile device, click the menu button in the top left corner to view live chat.

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