Free apps for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

By Posted 30 Sep 2011, 10:36

Obtain valuable information and find out more concerning breast cancer with free application for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Referred to in America as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is an annual international health campaign organized by major breast cancer charities every October to increase awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure. The campaign also offers information and support to those affected by breast cancer.

As well as providing a platform for breast cancer charities to raise awareness of their work and of the disease, BCAM is also a prime opportunity to remind women to be breast aware for earlier detection. NBCAM was founded in 1985 as a partnership between the American Cancer Society and the pharmaceutical division of Imperial Chemical Industries (now part of AstraZeneca, maker of several anti-breast cancer drugs). In 1993 Evelyn Lauder, Senior Corporate Vice President of the Estée Lauder Companies founded The Breast Cancer Research Foundation and established the pink ribbon as its symbol, though this was not the first time the ribbon was used to symbolize breast cancer. In the fall of 1991, the Susan G. Komen Foundation had handed out pink ribbons to participants in its New York City race for breast cancer survivors. This year I went along and supported my partner taking part in a local race for life campaign in which many people had some form of connection to this. Whether you have overcome this, had friends and family who have suffered from this or maybe you have lost a loved one to breast cancer, with continued support this disease will be fought from every conceivable angle. We thought it would be a good idea to let you in on some free apps available with many different aspects of breast cancer concerned.

Breast Cancer Awareness by IntroWizard LLC is the ideal application to raise awareness with everything you need to know about breast cancer. With information about early detection, protecting yourself against breast cancer, truths and myths this is a useful application that can assist users to learn more about one the leading causes of death among women. Available to download through the iTunes App Store this application can help with all sorts of situations. To learn more, visit http://www.breastcancer.org/.

Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation by BrawerSoft offers the users the chance to register for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure and check fundraising progress. Find out all the latest news and access the online communities including Finding Hope Blog, Facebook and Twitter. This easy to use application is available at the App Store and can help with making donations and useful information. For more information about the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, please visit: www.cbcf.org

Breast Cancer Check by AppShed contains a pocket breast cancer check. The Odysseus Foundation provides breast and cervical cancer exams to women in developing countries for free. They also encourage women, regardless of where they are from or their age, to be proactive in breast self-examination. Raising the awareness of self-breast examination increases the chance of early detection of breast cancer. Results have shown that early detection and diagnosis leads to an increase in survival rates amongst breast cancer sufferers. Accessible at the App Store this application can assist users with making donations to less developed areas and their sufferers.

Breast Cancer Diagnosis Guide by Breastcancer.org is a 2011 Webby Awards Official Honoree. This is an essential tool for anyone who has been diagnosed with breast cancer, or know someone who has. With detailed information including a glossary of terms, medical illustrations, helpful explanations, and personalized research articles, this application can assist users with their breast cancer pathology report and other diagnostic tests. Use this with your doctor to help decide which treatments are right for you. This application allows users to receive relevant articles featuring the latest research and news about breast cancer. To download this or for more information, head over to the App Store.

Breast Cancer: Beyond The Shock by National Breast Cancer Foundation is a comprehensive online guide to understanding breast cancer. A valuable resource for women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer, a place for loved ones to gain a better understanding of the disease, and a tool for doctors to share information. Created by the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. (NBCF) with the support of the finest medical experts, doctors, and researchers in the world. NBCF utilized groundbreaking technology and the resources of the global medical community to create an accessible platform for understanding a diagnosis of breast cancer. For more details, visit the App Store.

Make sure you are well informed on all aspects of breast cancer with a little help from useful apps free and compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. Whether you require information about charity donations, checking yourself or if you have been diagnosed with breast cancer, or know someone who has, with detailed information users can find out more about breast cancer and Breast Cancer Awareness Month.