The 15 Best Breast Cancer iPhone & Android Apps of 2014

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  • Be Aware

    Be Aware

    A woman knows her body better than anyone else. She knows when something feels different, or when something has changed. In the fight against breast cancer, knowing your breasts is one of the best weapons you have.

    These 15 apps can help you detect breast cancer, stay informed if you discover you have cancer, and remind you how important it is to conduct self-exams. As always, maintain yearly mammograms, and if anything changes, talk with your doctor.

  • Med Helper Pro Pill Reminder

    Med Helper Pro Pill Reminder

    iPhone – 3 stars with 43 ratings – Free

    Android – 4.7 stars with 259 ratings – $3.99

    After a breast cancer diagnosis, you’ll need to take a lot of medicine, book appointments, and have an array of tests. Keeping track of all that could require a full-time medical assistant. Good thing the Med Helper Pro Pill Reminder is here.

    Not only does this app help you remember when to take your medicine, it also lets you track side effects, vitals, appointments, and medical information for other family members. Email or print reports for your doctor or your personal medical journal.

  • CareZone | Family Organizer

    CareZone | Family Organizer

    iPhone – 4.5 stars with 101 ratings – Free

    Android – 3.9 stars with 76 ratings – Free

    Between doctor appointments, soccer games, vacation time, meetings, and dinner plans, keeping track of yourself, your spouse, and your children can be a chore. Let CareZone’s Family Organizer app help. Create profiles for each member of your family, sync your schedules, and stay on time and updated about everything that’s happening.

    A journal feature in the app lets you share news with other members of your network. A medication schedule lets you see who needs to take medication and when. Rest assured knowing everyone has the information they need right at their fingertips — an especially important feeling if you also have to focus on cancer treatment.

  • Bliss HD+

    Bliss HD+

    iPhone – 3 stars with 297 ratings – $1.99

    Whether you’re unwinding from a busy week, occupying time during a treatment, or just want to play a fun game, Bliss HD+ is a must-have app for your phone. This game doesn’t directly address any aspect of breast cancer or treatment, but a portion of the game’s price does go to The Beautiful Day Foundation, a breast cancer awareness organization. You can help raise funds for an important cause while having fun. Talk about a win-win!

  • Keep a Breast

    Keep a Breast

    iPhone – 4 stars with 282 ratings – Free

    Android – 3.9 stars with 9 ratings – Free

    Self-exams save lives. If you have a difficult time remembering to conduct your monthly breast exam, let the Keep a Breast app from The Keep a Breast Foundation remind you. Each month, you’ll get an automatic reminder on your phone.

    The app teaches you how to perform a step-by-step self-examination. Share that you just completed your monthly exam with a post on Facebook or Twitter, or an email to remind the other ladies in your life to perform their examinations.

  • Your Man Reminder

    Your Man Reminder

    iPhone – 3.5 stars with 84 ratings – Free

    Android – 3.8 stars with 192 ratings – Free

    If a phone app is going to give you a reminder to perform your monthly self-exam, why not have a little fun with it? Pick a hot guy to be the messenger when it’s time for your monthly exam.

    Want to remind others? Send a reminder — and a dreamboat— to a friend. Use the app’s journal feature to make note of anything unusual or changes you detected. You can even set reminders for your next mammogram or doctor’s appointment.

  • Breast Cancer: Beyond the Shock

    Breast Cancer: Beyond the Shock

    iPhone – 4.5 stars with 32 ratings – Free

    Shock. Pain. Frustration. The moments, days, and weeks after a breast cancer diagnosis are difficult, to say the least. Breast Cancer: Beyond the Shock app, created by the National Breast Cancer Foundation, is designed with this reality in mind.

    When you first discover that you have breast cancer, you’re in a whirlwind of emotions, concerns, and questions. This app, along with the social network that supports it, aims to get you through those early, emotional weeks and help shape your treatment, life, and attitude moving forward.

  • iPharmacy

    iPharmacy

    iPhone – 3.5 stars with 1,049 ratings – Free

    Android – 4.2 stars with 6,949 ratings – Free

    When battling breast cancer, you’ll be under the care of several doctors at once. Unfortunately, it’s not always possible for those doctors to keep tabs on all of the medications you’re taking. The iPharmacy app may be able to help.

    Tell the app what medicines you’re taking, when, and at what dosage. The app can tell you about possible side effects, warnings, and potentially dangerous interactions with other medicines you have been prescribed. As a bonus, the app can even help you find discounts for some of the medicines you’re taking.

  • Pills on the Go

    Pills on the Go

    Android – 4.1 stars with 407 ratings – Free

    Some medication apps come with a lot of bells and whistles, but the Pills on the Go app is straightforward and simple. Tell it what medicines you’re taking and when, and it will remind you of your pill schedule.

    Tell the app when you’ve taken a medication, and it will remember it for you in case you forget later on. The app can also tell you when you’re running low on a supply, so you can order a refill before you hit empty.

  • Breast Cancer Diagnosis Guide

    Breast Cancer Diagnosis Guide

    iPhone – 4 stars with 38 ratings – Free

    The world of cancer is filled with confusing, complicated language. Acronyms and codes make deciphering what your doctors tell you tricky. Never be in the dark again with the Breast Cancer Diagnosis Guide.

    Besides a thorough glossary of terms, this app can connect you with detailed medical illustrations. It also has explanations written in easy-to-understand language and up-to-date research information, so you’re aware of the latest findings in breast cancer research. 

  • Dr. K's Breast Checker

    Dr. K's Breast Checker

    iPhone – 4 stars with 43 ratings – Free

    Early detection is the best detection. The best way to detect breast cancer early is to have yearly mammograms and conduct monthly self-exams. If you need a reminder, Dr. K’s Breast Checker app can alert you.

    The app also provides detailed instructions for conducting a self-exam and allows you to make note of any changes you feel. If you notice any changes, a short questionnaire can help you determine if you should make an appointment with your doctor or just keep a watchful eye.

  • Breast Cancer Ribbons

    Breast Cancer Ribbons

    iPhone – 4 stars with 49 ratings – $0.99

    Whether you’re a survivor, a current patient, a caregiver, or just a friend, you can keep everyone aware with The Breast Cancer Ribbons app. Even if you’re not wearing a ribbon, you can at least keep one in your pocket with this app.

    Breast Cancer Ribbons offers a variety of encouraging wallpapers and messages that can help you stay strong in your fight against the disease—and eventually remind you how far you’ve come since your diagnosis.

  • Breast Self-Exam

    Breast Self-Exam

    iPhone – 5 stars with 10 ratings – $0.99

    Not all breasts are made the same, but the Breast Self-Exam app has it taken care of. Upload a photo of yourself to the app to easily track any changes you detect when conducting a monthly self-exam.

    Don’t feel comfortable using your own photo? No problem. The app has an animated interface that lets you perform all the same functions. When it’s time for a doctor appointment, bring up the app’s history log to help discuss with your doctor the changes you’ve noticed. 

  • iBreastCheck

    iBreastCheck

    iPhone – 4.5 stars with 35 ratings – Free

    Android – 4.6 stars with 9 ratings – Free

    Breast cancer is divided into stages. Each one designates how advanced the cancer is, or how far it’s spread beyond the original site. The stage also gives an indication of how difficult the cancer may be to treat. The best way to avoid advanced-stage breast cancer is to find the cancer early, before it has a chance to spread beyond your breasts. That’s why self-exams are so important.

    Find assistance in the iBreastCheck app. It can remind you to conduct weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly exams. And a video feature walks you through how to conduct a thorough, proper self-exam.

  • TweetCaster PINK for Twitter

    TweetCaster PINK for Twitter

    iPhone – 4 stars with 73 ratings – $9.99

    Android – 4.5 stars with 740 ratings – $10.00

    Now you can manage your Twitter profile and social activities and help raise funds for breast cancer awareness at the same time. The popular Twitter interface app teamed up with the Feel Your Boobies® Foundation to offer a colorful TweetCaster for people interested in monitoring Twitter, spreading news, and interacting with others via the social network.

    Think of it this way: If you’re going to be on social media all the time anyway, you might as well be doing some good while you’re at it.

  • Chemotherapy Advisor

    Chemotherapy Advisor

    iPhone – 4.5 stars with 24 ratings – Free

    Android – 4.2 stars with 131 ratings – Free

    The world of cancer treatment and diagnosis is changing rapidly. Healthcare professionals and patients who want to stay aware and up-to-date can use the Chemotherapy Advisor to learn about the latest news and trends in oncology.

    This app’s language is clinical, so deciphering all of the studies and reports may be difficult for some. But if you see a story that might pertain to you, it’s worth sharing it with your doctor. Maybe it can help you in your quest to become cancer-free.

  • Help for All Women

    Help for All Women

    According to the National Cancer Institute, 12 percent of women will be diagnosed with breast cancer some time in their lives. These 15 apps are great for all women, whether you’ve been diagnosed recently, have been in remission for years, or just want to stay body-aware in an effort to catch any changes early.

    Together with your team of doctors and medical professionals, these apps can help you stay mindful of your body, your treatments, and your health.

  • Methodology

    Methodology

    We selected these breast cancer apps based on their potential to aid people in detecting or treating breast cancer 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 breast cancer more manageable.

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. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) haven’t approved them unless otherwise indicated.

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