Oct 12, 2011

Breast Cancer, there's an App for that! #Pinktober

Breast Cancer, there's an App for that!  Not to make light of a very serious topic, really I'm not.  But I do LOVE that today's technology can help fight this battle against.
The Breast Cancer Diagnosis Guide mobile app walks you through your breast cancer pathology report and other tests and information that you and your doctor will use to help decide which treatments are right for you.
Add your diagnosis information for easy reference, and receive relevant articles from Research News. The app includes illustrations and definitions.
The Breast Cancer Diagnosis Guide mobile app was named an Official Honoree by the 2011 Webby Awards.

Included in the Breast Cancer Diagnosis Guide

The Report Guide to help you understand your pathology report and other test results. Together with your doctor, we encourage you to fill in the questions you find in the Report Guide. You can then take your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad with you when you visit other doctors so they have the most accurate information.
The Word List, which contains definitions of common pathology report terms.
The Articles for Me area. After you've answered enough questions in the Report Guide, Breastcancer.org will send relevant news and research articles to your phone. Articles for Me are provided by Breastcancer.org's Research News program. News articles are provided by MedPage Today, along with commentary from Breastcancer.org experts.
The privacy of your information is extremely important to us and we will never give, sell, or otherwise disclose your personal or health information to anyone.

I haven't personally had a chance to check out this app but I immediately began thinking about the many possibilities that an app could have for a breast cancer survivor.  One thing I remember from very early on in my mom's battle was her little note book.  As a family member there were often times I didn't felt like she'd asked all the right questions, or gotten ALL the information.  But what information she had, she wrote down in a tiny little notebook.  She wrote the dates of each and every test she had done as well as treatments.  She wrote questions she had for her Dr and answers from her Dr she wanted to share with us.  I can only imagine how organized and much easier it could have been if it was all on a smart phone.  I think that it is wonderful to see technology make life easier for survivors to handle all the information they are overwhelmed with or let them connect with other who are going through something similar.  This app could also really help family or friends of someone with a new breast cancer diagnosis.  Sometimes it's hard to ask such matter of fact questions of someone who had been handed such an overwhelming diagnosis. 


  1. There is an app for everything :)

    But this one sounds very worthy!

  2. I wish my mom had a smartphone so she could do this!

  3. Hopefully this app will be a resource for those who need it most.

  4. Very interesting! Hope this will benefit a lot of women.


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