Top 12 Apps for Breast Cancer Patients 2012
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Top 12 Apps for Breast Cancer Patients 2012
According to BreastCancer.org, 1 in 8 women in the U.S. will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetimes, and over a quarter of a million women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year. If you are battling breast cancer, these apps may just make the difference between “chemo brain” and calmness.
If you are a woman who would like to end breast cancer, consider downloading the handy apps that help you find screening sites, donate to breast cancer awareness efforts, remind you to perform a breast self-exam, or support friends or loved ones with this terrible cancer.
Please note: Healthline Networks does not endorse or warrant for fitness of purpose any of these applications. These apps have not been evaluated for medical accuracy by Healthline Networks and unless otherwise indicated, haven’t been approved by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA).
RunDouble: Couch to 5K Tracker
Android - 4.6 stars with 100K-500K installs in the last 30 days - Free
For those interested in the hugely popular Komen Race for the Cure runs, this breast cancer app may just be the most useful freebie you’ll get. The RunDouble: Couch to 5K Tracker is a great tool to help train newbies to run a 5K (or more!).
This app works like a personal trainer for your upcoming breast cancer awareness race. It tracks your progress, provides motivation, lets you assemble a playlist, and offers instruction for interval training. Get the download and get ready to cross the finish line for a cure!
Med Helper PRO
Android - 4.8 stars with 10K-50K installs in the last 30 days - Free
EarthFlare’s Med Helper PRO is an awesome deal. Not only does it keep track of prescription medications and pill regimens, but it also serves as a personal medical assistant.
Med Helper PRO will keep track of upcoming appointments, multiple health conditions (for multiple family members), and even enables an export of your medical information. Take notes on your symptoms and the side effects of your breast cancer meds, and make your next doctor’s visit a breeze with this handheld record of your medication use and symptoms.
iPhone - 4.5 stars with 295 reviews - $1.99
Although not an app that focuses on breast cancer content, this game app offers hours of amusement for a good cause. Bliss HD+ offers relaxing (yet addicting) game time that works to fund breast cancer awareness.
Up to 50% of the purchase price and points from your scores can be donated to The Beautiful Day Foundation. Help raise money for breast cancer awareness while unwinding, and spread the word – it’s a fun, simple app to help find a cure!
Keep a Breast
iPhone - 4 stars with 281 reviews - Free
A prevention and education tool all in one app, The Keep a Breast Foundation breast cancer awareness app is the reminder every woman needs. The app provides monthly automatic reminders and instructions for breast self-exams.
The Keep a Breast app also offers the opportunity to stay up-to-date on The Keep a Breast Foundation’s activities, awareness efforts, and breast cancer prevention network. Protect yourself and get involved with this useful, educational app.
Your Man Reminder
iPhone - 3.5 stars with 37 reviews - Free
Rethink Breast Cancer’s Your Man Reminder app is a breast self-exam reminder to help you take care of your monthly check-up. Not only does it automatically remind you when it’s time to get checking, it does it with a hot guy of your choice giving you the message.
This handy eye candy app also gives info on signs and symptoms to look out for, and lets you keep track of any notes you think of during your exam. You can bring your notes and questions to your doctor at your next physician exam.
Breast Cancer: Beyond the Shock
iPhone - 4.5 stars with 28 reviews - Free
An app for women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer, their loved ones, and interested health professionals, Beyond the Shock literally helps users get beyond the emotional paralysis of the first weeks of breast cancer.
Filled with education about breast cancer, this app also lets users ask questions and interact with women who have been in their shoes and lived to tell their stories. It can be an invaluable tool to help the newly diagnosed readjust to their new life and new diagnosis.
iPharmacy Drug Guide & Pill ID
Android - 4 stars with 500K-1 million installs in the last 30 days - Free
Anyone who has had cancer knows that keeping track of the medication regimen can be a stressful job in itself. The iPharmacy Drug Guide & Pill ID app combines a pharmacy discount card with a fabulous medication resource. The app’s database helps users keep track of when to take their meds.
This app also helps identify prescription drugs and provide information about dosage, warnings, and contraindications (in case some of your medications interact negatively with others). Take advantage of this apps many very useful features to make the battle with breast cancer just a little less stressful.
Pills on the Go
Android - 4.3 stars with 1K-5K installs in the last 30 days - $3.99
The Pills on the Go app is a great way to keep track of medications. They offer a reminder system for up to 8 free medication regimens, and will also give you warning when you are about to run out of medication. As a bonus, the history feature lets you keep track of what you have already taken for the day.
Set the automatic snooze (in case you don’t hear the first alarm) to make sure you never miss a dose again! Pills on the Go is a great, simple app for medication tracking for breast cancer patients.
Breast Cancer Diagnosis Guide
iPhone - 4 stars with 36 reviews - Free
The Breast Cancer Diagnosis Guide for iPhones is just that: a guide to the world of your personal diagnosis. Learn the medical terminology, find answers to your diagnosis questions, and read articles about your particular cancer type.
The Breast Cancer Diagnosis Guide will keep you up to date on breast cancer news and will also help you understand your diagnostic reports. Download this breast cancer app and never be in the dark about your own condition again.
iPhone - 4 stars with 975 reviews - Free
If you or a loved one has a breast cancer diagnosis, consider the CaringBridge app your best ally. This app lets you construct a useful site to connect with loved ones for the duration of your illness.
CaringBridge lets you communicate with all your loved ones at once and even helps you set up an organized way to receive donations, “visit” with the sick individual, and coordinate assistance. Share your story, journal about your thoughts and experiences, let visitors sign your guestbook, and post photos so everyone can follow your progress.
Breast Health GPS
iPhone - 3.5 stars with 428 reviews - Free
This free Breast Health GPS app helps users locate certified mammogram screening centers. The purpose of the app is to make it easy for women to find a place to get screened for breast cancer, hoping to detect it early and prevent deaths in the process.
In addition to the GPS feature, this app promotes connectivity, allowing breast cancer survivors to upload their photos for the Theresa Quilt. It also provides the latest news and updates from The Breast Health & Healing Foundation in live feeds.
iPhone - 3.5 stars with 112 reviews - Free
For breast cancer patients experiencing chemotherapy, iChemoDiary makes it a cinch to track symptoms, appointments, and info you want to share with your health care provider.
You can use iChemoDiary to review trends for the severity of your symptoms or the progress of your chemotherapy, and even send a monthly chart of your symptom changes to your doctor or nurse via email. Take the stress out of trying to remember your appointments and make your chemotherapy diary a useful iPhone app that will work for you.
Use One of the Apps!
Thanks to these hard-working apps, breast cancer can be a much less frightening experience. Never forget a monthly check-up, find out where to get a mammogram, keep tabs on medication regimens, and connect with loved ones about your progress or needs.
Take advantage of these handy breast cancer phone apps, and never find yourself at a loss when your doctor asks you how often you do a self-exam or how your chemotherapy side effects have changed. At the very least, play a game to help fund a future without breast cancer!
We selected these breast cancer apps based on their potential to aid people with breast cancer and their loved ones in a number of ways. Additional factors considered in selecting these apps included: user ratings, affordability, accessibility, format, functionality, and relevance to breast cancer and its community's needs. Together, this collection represents the gamut of helpful iPhone and Android apps that are successfully designed to make life with breast cancer more manageable.