There are so many challenges that come with the fight against cancer. Beyond the physical battle against the disease, patients also need to manage treatments and medications, remember an array of appointments, track progress — even discover communities of other patients and build support systems.
In today’s digital age, it should come as no surprise that there are incredible apps designed with the specific needs of cancer patients in mind. The International Oncology Network highlighted their three favorites:
Designed to mimic a social media platform – but one for cancer patients.
The app can help you find the right support groups for almost all types of cancers. It will also give you access to leading researchers who are there to answer all the questions a cancer patient or their family members might have.
The app also helps people find clinical trials for most types of cancers and lets you input medical records, which can then be shared with family members and medical personnel.
It was developed to help people plan and manage care. Starting from the diagnosis of cancer, through exact treatment methods, and further, the app has proven to be a beneficial tool for many patients.
The app continually keeps track of your symptoms, medications, appointments, questions, and healthcare providers. There are a lot of features that are there to help cancer patients organize their life with the disease and find the answers they need for more than 120 different types of cancer.
Plan your care notes, remember treatments, set reminders, summarize your drug administration protocols, and more.
You can also take pictures of medications, supplements, prescriptions, and keep it all organized in one place, so you never forget when and what you need to take.
CareZone is a full-blown health app as well as it lets you track essential health stats like sleep, blood glucose, weight, and more.
The best thing about CareZone is the fact that all of the information in the app can also be accessed on a browser and downloaded when needed. “
Designed to help cancer patients get all the information they need, connect with other patients and track their battle against the disease, these incredibly useful apps can, hopefully, make the journey a little more manageable.