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A cancer diagnosis can be confusing, but you don’t have to handle it alone. Sarah Cannon’s help line, askSARAH, lets you speak with a nurse about your cancer-related questions. Whether you want to learn about treatment options or where to find care close to home, askSARAH can connect you directly to a specially trained nurse who can help.


  • Our askSARAH phone line is available 24/7 – call (844) 482-4812 any time, day or night.
  • When you call askSARAH, you will speak to a nurse you can trust who can answer your cancer-related questions and help you connect with the appropriate resources based upon your inquiries.
  • askSARAH is a toll-free number that can be dialed from landlines with no charge to the person placing the call. There is no charge from Sarah Cannon to call and speak to one of our nurses.


The short answer is: Anything cancer-related.

askSARAH is specifically designed to help you with questions related to cancer diagnosis, treatment, clinical trials, and survivorship. A specially-trained nurse can answer questions like, “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 these and more and connect you to a care team member who can help you understand your diagnosis and next steps.

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