Researchers conducted a critical appraisal of a systematic review of six different smartphone apps and found little evidence that they are effective in self-monitoring or skin cancer detection, according to a recent study.
Few of the hundreds of mobile apps for cancer survivors were appropriately developed or tested, according to a new study by researchers from the Cancer Prevention Institute of California.
Mole-mapping app uses your phone camera to check you for cancer.
Physicians are using smart phones to diagnose diseases, check blood cell counts and identify pathogens in drinking water.
In the digital age, if there’s an issue, there’s a smartphone app that addresses it. For patients and families navigating cancer, thankfully, the options are plenty. Here’s a variety of smartphone applications created to specifically address the needs of the cancer community.
Smartphone apps aimed at preventing cancer, or helping people with the disease to manage it, have the potential to improve people's health, but many of these apps have drawbacks, researchers say.
It could still be years away from approval, but a quick scan of the iTunes store revealed that there are plenty of skin-cancer apps available right now. For those of us who have to diligently keep track of our spots, could this new technology actually be helpful?
REMEMBER WATSON, IBM’S supercomputing Jeopardy! champ and gourmet chef? It’s growing up. Watson skipped university and took a career as a super-elite MD deploying AI software and predictive analytics for research trials at blue-chip healthcare institutions. Yet Watson still needs a whole lot of schooling before making independent decisions and in the meantime, nurses and physicians have the final say. IBM, spotting this opportunity, has said it is investing $1 billion in a new cognitive-computing business division called Watson Healthcare Cloud.
We're well versed in the concept of patients of the future uploading symptoms for doctors to manage in real time.
What we didn't know until now is that this future has arrived.
Sunface is a free facial aging app that lets you take a selfie and see what your skin will look like in the future based on your level of UV exposure.
DreamLabs app launched by Vodafone in Australia harnesses the processing power of smartphones to carry out medical research.
From smartphone apps to interactive websites, plenty of tools exist to help you lead a healthier life. Here are some to get you started — at home and on the go. Many are free, but additional features may cost.
To use it, you simply scan a product barcode with your smartphone, and this pulls up an overview of potentially harmful ingredients with a green-amber-red chart.
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.
Here are some apps that can help you through your breast cancer journey.
If you search “cancer” apps on your phone, you get a weird assortment. Cancer prevention apps. Diagnostic apps. Medical-jargon-your-doctor-will-use translation apps. And a number of horoscope apps. At first this baffled me. Did my horoscope for June tell me I would get cancer? And then it occurred to me that Cancer is a sign of the Zodiac. Ah yes, THAT Cancer. But those were not the apps that helped me. The apps that helped me were already on my phone. There are two of them: Lift and Headspace.
These apps, with the exception of Lumosity and Brain HQ, have not been included in research concerning chemotherapy-induced cognitive deficit. Research involving brain training games and other conditions and diseases that similarly affect cognitive abilities have yielded positive conclusions.
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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.
Developed by the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship, this free app turns your phone into a handy dictaphone so you can record answers from your doctors and nurses; a godsend if you’re having trouble remembering certain facts or simply want to relisten to what was said to make sure everything is clear. The glossary of medical terms will help jargon-bust any tricky conversations you may not have processed at the time, and the calendar helps you schedule your appointments.
The Cancer App – designed to help cancer patients stay in control of their important information, like contacts, medications and appointments, as well as offering supportive information about 12 major cancer types.
We know the need for support doesn't end when treatment does.
Our Becca app gives you strategies, hints and tips to empower and equip you for life beyond breast cancer treatment.
There’s a lot to manage when there is a cancer diagnosis – from appointments and treatments to allergies and side effects. That is why CureSearch developed the CancerCare mobile app to make providing excellent care for children with cancer easier.
It provides support, guidance, and more to patients and caregivers navigating the journey from diagnosis to successful treatment of lung cancer.
Take your Coach with you to your next appointment. Includes a Personalized Guide, Calendar & Journal Entry, and questions for your doctor and other useful resources.
Perform regular self-checks for skin cancer with your phone.
Cancer can be a difficult concept to understand, so this app breaks down what’s happening at the cellular level in easy-to-understand terms. You can search all the different kinds of cancer, including breast cancer - Healthline
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.
Get easy-to-use tools to help you plan and manage care – from diagnosis through treatment and beyond – provided by Cancer.Net, including the latest oncologist-approved cancer information. Brought to you by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO).
CareZone makes it simpler to take care of yourself and your family. Keep everything organized and easily coordinate with the people that matter to you.
CaringBridge offers a safe, secure place for patients and caregivers to provide health updates, and for family and friends to respond with messages of emotional support and prayers.
This app is brought to you by The Women Wings Foundation Create to Heal (TM) program. It is designed to gently take you from your head into your heart, where the healing process begins. Because stress is the number one contributor to all major diseases, including cancer,
Support App built exclusively for mental and chronic disease patients. Recommended by Mental health America, crisis hotlines, and over 100 doctor offices in the country.