CONQUER Cam Video Guidelines

Thank you for your interest in participating to CONQUER: the patient voice’s web series, CONQUER Cam™! We are looking forward to watching your story and sharing it with the members of our community.

Here are some items to help you get started with your video.

Video Requirements

Your video does not need to look professional or recorded with a video camera. You may use your phone, tablet or computer to record your video. Our team will edit your submission without altering your voice and your message.

Your video must be:

  • Recorded in landscape (horizontal) orientation.

    Landscape Orientation

  • A maximum length of 5 minutes.
  • Submitted in .mp4 or .mov format.

Additionally, please wait 4 seconds at the beginning and end of your video to create a buffer.

Helpful tips:

  • Write a short script or outline for your video.
  • Find a quiet room with proper lighting.
  • Secure the recording device on a stable surface
  • Have a glass of water to drink nearby!
  • Don’t rush into your lines.
  • Play it back and watch it before sending.

Video Outline

1. Tell us about yourself

Please provide a few details about yourself such as:

  • Name
  • Role (i.e. patient, survivor, caregiver, navigator or oncology team member)
  • Diagnosis
  • Length of treatment or survivorship

When introducing yourself, please follow this format:

“Welcome to CONQUER Cam! My name is [name], [role], [diagnosis], [length of treatment or survivorship], and this is my cancer journey.”

2. Tell your story

You are welcome to share anything you wish about your cancer experience. Below is a list of prompts you may choose from.

Story Prompts

For Patients/Survivors

  • How your diagnosis affected your life, your family, your work/school, your relationship with others, or your outlook in life.
  • Your treatment experience such as access to care and drugs.
  • What is something that you wish you knew or someone had told you about dealing with cancer?
  • Name a song or movie that helps you get through the difficult times!
  • Describe the moment you found out you had cancer.
  • Describe the moment you learned that your cancer was in remission.
  • What advice would you give to newly diagnosed patients?
  • What do you wish you were told when you were first diagnosed?
  • Describe someone who has helped you deal with cancer, and how.
  • What gives you strength each day?
  • Send a “thank you” message to your loved ones/doctors/nurses.
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  • What has been the biggest lesson you’ve learned from having cancer?
  • Do you have any advice to cancer doctors or other professionals?
  • What has been the hardest part, for you personally, about having cancer?
  • What piece of advice that you received was most helpful for you?
  • What advice would you give to cancer patients, survivors, caregivers, navigators, or oncology team members?
  • What’s been your go-to food since being diagnosed?
  • What’s been your go-to activity or hobby since being diagnosed?
  • What types of exercise or physical activities do you take part in?
  • What has helped you to manage your stress?
  • What have you learned about yourself since being diagnosed?
  • How have you surprised yourself since being diagnosed?
  • Describe a gesture of kindness someone did for you that stands out.
  • How have you dealt with dating? What advice do you have for fellow patients who are interested in dating?
  • How has your social life been affected?
  • If you have participated in a clinical trial would you recommend it to others?
  • Do you have any suggestions for people juggling work and cancer treatment?
  • Do you have any advice or suggestions for fellow patients/survivors?
  • Do you have any financial advice for fellow patients?
  • How have your family members or friends helped you get through the difficult times?
  • If you’ve joined a cancer support group, has it been helpful or disappointing?

For Caregivers

  • What helps you cope with “caregiver burden”?
  • What have you learned from being a caregiver?
  • How do you practice “self-care”?
  • What do you do to manage stress?
  • Describe the relationship you have with the person in your care.
  • Do you have any advice for patients trying to navigate the healthcare system?
  • Who has been most helpful to you in your capacity as a caregiver?
  • Do you and your patient(s) have any communication difficulties? If so, how do you deal with them?
  • What advice or tips do you have for fellow caregivers?
  • How has your life changed since becoming a caregiver?
  • How do you educate yourself and remain up-to-date on cancer health developments?

3. Conclude your video

You may end your video however you like. We request that you include this line in your conclusion:

Thanks for watching, and I hope you’ll consider sharing your story with CONQUER Cam, too.”

4. Submit your video

Use our online submission form to submit your video. Please submit your video file in .mp4 or .mov format. Your video must be recorded in landscape (horizontal) orientation.

Submit Your Video

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