Breast cancer awareness in 2011: Best iPhone apps

 

By Posted 5 Jul 2011, 12:57

After attending a recent run for life charity event, I was amazed to see how many people this disease has affected. Nearly everyone knows somebody that has had breast cancer whether it is a family member or a friend. Being aware and having regular checks can help reduce the trauma in the long run. We thought it would be a good idea to have a look at some recent iPhone applications that can help.

Breast Cancer: Beyond the Shock by National Breast Cancer Foundation is a comprehensive online guide to understanding breast cancer. This app available on iTunes is a resource for women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer, giving relatives and friends the opportunity to gain a better understanding of the disease. The ideal app for doctors and those concerned to share valuable information to get helpful details that can assist technology to help medical experts, doctors and researchers with the eradication of this disease.

Breast Cancer Diagnosis Guide by Breastcancer.org is also available at the App Store on iTunes. This app is a 2011 Webby Awards Official Honoree. For anyone who has been diagnosed or knows someone that has, this is an essential tool. With medical illustrations, helpful explanations and personalized research articles. Using this guide gives you information to do with your breast cancer pathology report and other diagnostic tests, one-step at a time. Get help with decisions about treatment for you and your doctor to pursue. Find out about recent research and valuable details that can assist you.

Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation by BrawerSoft is available through iTunes. Get useful information on the latest foundation news and events in both official languages. Find out about charities and fundraising progress. Make easy donations and use the ability to register for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure. With the latest downloads from the Foundation sent to your phone you can also gain direct and fast access to online communities including Finding Hope Blog, Facebook and Twitter.

Breast Cancer Treatment News by Richard Zmuda is a valuable resource for diagnosed patients and all friends and family concerned. With daily summaries of the latest advances in breast cancer research and different treatment options, this app is an insightful helpful tool. Available at the App Store, news from this application shows articles that are sourced directly from peer-reviewed medical journals and major medical research institutions to guarantee the extraordinary quality of the content.

In an article in October by Gary Johnson from our PR team, a few other apps from last year were reported during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. These are just a few applications that can assist patients, families and friends. For more information on these apps and more, visit AppShopper.

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