A group of researchers has analyzed 599 mobile applications for breast cancer found in Apple and Google stores, and has concluded that most have been developed with little medical criteria. The authors have observed different levels of disinformation in these 'apps', ranging from material of questionable origin, offering information without citing any sources, to dangerous prescriptions.
To better educate triple negative breast cancer patients and ultimately improve health outcomes, the CDC Division of Cancer Prevention and Control worked with the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors and health IT company Kognito to create an app that features a virtual human.
Three women share their experiences using Healthline’s new app for those living with breast ca.
For poorer people in India and many other countries, a computer engineer has found a way to detect breast cancer without radiation. It’s hand-held and allows health care workers to perform breast examinations in five minutes, anywhere. Painless and radiation-free, it provides results just a few minutes after the exam through a mobile app, which also records patients’ data.
Personal face-to-face visits for breast cancer patients with physicians or other care providers may soon be successfully complemented by a smartphone, person-centered app.
Last year, she came up with the idea for MedAnswers and began working to bring it to market. The app is already available for free in the App Store.
The app allows multiple experts, typically medical doctors, to offer answers and then to vote them up or down so users can see a consensus forming around the best answer.
This study analyzed a large number of breast cancer-focused apps available to consumers. There has been a steady increase of breast cancer apps over the years. The breast cancer app ecosystem largely consists of start-ups and entrepreneurs. Evidence base seems to be lacking in these apps and it would seem essential that expert medical personnel be involved in the creation of medical apps.
A breast cancer diagnosis changes everything. Suddenly, the world looks differently. Life is divided into before the diagnosis and after.
With a cancer diagnosis also comes a new world of medical treatments, support from organizations, and information to ensure that you’re empowered to make decisions.
There are many apps that can help you or a loved one through a breast cancer diagnosis, from teaching you how to perform a breast self-exam, to helping you organize medications, to keeping you up to date on the latest cancer research.
Curing cancer isn’t exactly something the average citizen can do. It takes years of training to break into the highly specialized field of cancer research, and that’s only after mastering complex scientific principles and completing an exhaustive medical education.
But non-experts can still actively help the cause. It may even be as easy as owning a smartphone.
One of the most remarkable qualities of the breast cancer community is its willingness to help others who are facing the disease today or might in the future. Millions of people in our community now have the opportunity to do that, and in my view, it’s a game-changer.
Share the Journey (Sage Bionetworks) for breast cancer, but all women are invited to join: This primarily survey-based app asks you questions about your current health and your medical history. The app (if you choose) also collects data about your physical activity. The study is intended to ferret out what causes symptom variations after breast cancer treatment.
The need for support doesn't end when treatment does. If you're struggling to find your 'new normal' after breast cancer, why not try our free app today?
BECCA, the Breast Cancer Care app, gives you information, support and inspiration to help you move beyond breast cancer, presented on easy-to-use flashcards. It’s available right now for iPhone and Android phones.
Our app helps you make checking your breasts easy to remember. It’s simple to use, completely free and full of helpful information about the signs and symptoms of breast cancer.
The Keep A Breast Foundation Check Yourself! app helps you to establish your own routine and approach to the breast self-check. It teaches you the best ways to check your boobies and schedules an automatic monthly reminder at the same time.
Presenting LivingWith™, the free app for people living with cancer and those who love them. Designed to help those living with cancer connect with their loved ones, ask for the support they need, remember important information from doctors’ visits and stay organized, all in one place.
MyBCTeam is a social network and support group for women facing breast cancer. Get the emotional support you need from others like you, get practical tips to manage your life with breast cancer, and insights about treatment or therapies.
My Cancer Coach is a free mobile app developed in partnership with Breastcancer.org, Men’s Health Network, and Fight Colorectal Cancer. The app provides information about personalized cancer treatments to help manage your cancer’s progression.
If you are a woman aged 18 and 80 years with a history of breast cancer or without a history of any cancer, we invite you to join the study. You need to be a U.S. resident and have a personal iPhone to participate.
You’re not on this journey alone.
Are you facing a diagnosis? Already in treatment? Remission? We’ll connect you with people just like you, at the same stage in the journey.
Our mission is to bring together people who get it. People just like you.
An interactive tool to help estimate a woman's risk of developing breast cancer.
This tool is based on a statistical model known as the "Gail model," which is named after Dr. Mitchell Gail, Senior Investigator in the Biostatistics Branch of NCI's Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics.
Cancer Therapy Advisor is a free, simple to use, medical app that offers oncology professionals the latest in oncology news and emerging trends as well as cancer treatment regimens, full-length features, slideshows, case studies, and drug information for a variety of cancer types and therapeutic areas.
The Keep A Breast Foundation Check Yourself! wants to help you establish your own routine and approach to the breast self-check. The app helps show you the best way to check your boobies and promises to remind you to show them some love.
The oncology reimbursement landscape continues to present ever-evolving challenges for clinicians and others who work with patients with cancer. As a response to these ongoing challenges, help is available through the NCCN Reimbursement Resource App.