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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 body is one of the best weapons you have.

These apps can help you detect breast cancer, stay informed about your cancer, and remind you how important it is to conduct self-exams. As always, continue to schedule regular mammograms, and talk to your doctor if anything changes.

Early Detection Plan: Breast Cancer

iPhone rating:
5 stars Free
Android rating:
4 stars Free

As a leading organization in the fight against breast cancer, the National Breast Cancer Foundation regularly provides consumer education to help stop the disease. The Early Detection Plan (EDP) app takes this a step further by making sure you take steps towards breast health in between doctor’s visits. Not only does the app remind you to perform monthly breast exams, but you’ll also get an alert to schedule your annual checkup or mammogram. These alerts are set up based on your individual health history, risk factors, and age.

In addition, you can use the EDP app as a resource in learning about the signs and risk factors associated with breast cancer.

B4BC – Boarding for Breast Cancer

iPhone rating:
5 stars Free
Android rating:
5 stars Free

Boarding for Breast Cancer (B4BC) is an app dedicated to preventing breast cancer. The app recommends the ideal date for your self-exam based on your menstrual cycle, and it provides tips on how to perform a proper check.

The app also features opportunities for community involvement for like-minded breast health advocates. You can even search for events or volunteer opportunities, as well as donate to the cause.

CareZone

iPhone rating:
4.5 stars Free
Android rating:
4 stars Free

Between doctor appointments, work meetings, vacation time, soccer games, 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 updated about everything that’s happening.

The app is truly personal: A journal feature lets you share news with other members of your network, while a medication schedule lets you see who needs to take a certain prescription and when. You’ll feel better knowing that everyone has the information they need right at their fingertips, which is especially important if you also have to focus on cancer treatment.

Cancer Therapy Advisor

iPhone rating:
4.5 stars Free
Android rating:
4.5 stars Free

The world of cancer diagnosis and treatment is changing rapidly. Healthcare professionals and patients who want to stay aware and up-to-date can use Cancer Therapy Advisor to learn about the latest news and trends in oncology. The app also includes medical calculators, such as the Lean Body Weight Calculator.

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. It just may help you in your quest to becoming cancer free.

iBreastCheck

iPhone rating:
4.5 stars Free

Breast cancer is divided into stages. Each stage 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.

Find assistance in the iBreastCheck app. The app 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.

Remember that women over the age of 50 should still get a mammogram every two years. Consult with your doctor about the best breast cancer prevention methods for you.

Breast Cancer: Beyond the Shock

iPhone rating:
4.5 stars 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, 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 helps shape your treatment, life, and attitude moving forward.

Pills on the Go

Android rating:
4 stars Free

Some medication apps come with a lot of bells and whistles, but the Pills on the Go app is straightforward and simple. Just tell it what medicines you’re taking and when you should take them, and it will keep you up-to-date on 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.

TweetCaster PINK for Twitter

iPhone rating:
4 stars $9.99
Android rating:
4.5 stars $10.00

With TweetCaster PINK for Twitter, you can manage your Twitter profile, social activities, and help raise funds for breast cancer awareness at the same time. The popular app teamed up with the Feel Your Boobies Foundation to offer this innovative interface.

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.

iPharmacy

iPhone rating:
3.5 stars Free
Android rating:
4 stars 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 dose. The app can warn you about possible side effects and potentially dangerous interactions with other prescription medications. As a bonus, the app can even help you find discounts for some of the medicines you’re taking.

Cancers!

iPhone rating:
3.5 stars Free

The Cancers! app is a go-to guide for basic information related to various cancers, including breast cancer. Look up breast cancer in the glossary to learn how tumors form, as well as some of the risk factors involved. You can also learn about symptoms and treatments that you can discuss at your next doctor’s visit.

This app may also be helpful for loved ones of cancer patients wanting to learn the basic facts.

Help for All Women

According to the National Cancer Institute, about 12 percent of women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. These 10 apps are great for all women, whether you’ve been diagnosed recently, 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

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 the needs of its community. 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 imply warranty of fitness for a particular purpose or endorse any of these applications. These apps have not been evaluated for medical accuracy by Healthline Networks. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved them unless otherwise indicated.