Breast Cancer Awareness Month may be coming to an end, but that doesn't mean that the constant influx of information and awareness about the disease should stop. Thanks to modern technology, we all now have a wealth of info about everything, including breast cancer, right at our fingertips. It's all in the applications, my friends!
Of course, checking out some of the most useful breast cancer apps on your mobile device does NOT mean you should stop going to your doctor for regular checkups. However, it is good to know that there are loads of apps that allow women (and men, too!) to learn about the disease, ask questions, and interact.
Here are 5 great breast cancer apps that will be sure to teach you a thing or two:
1. Breast Cancer: Beyond the Shock (free): This iPhone app is a huge resource for women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. Created by the National Breast Cancer Foundation, there's tons of information inside from medical experts, researchers, and doctors from around the world to help those who have been diagnosed, as well as their loved ones, better understand the disease.
2. Your Man Reminder (free): This iPhone app is a riot! It includes a reminder from the man of your choice (you can pick from six different studs) to check your girls regularly. The program also gives you a space to keep notes and observations from your self exams to show your doctor and set reminders for your next appointment.
3. Keep a Breast (free): Created by the Keep a Breast Foundation, this iPhone app aims to expose young women to different methods of early detection, prevention, and support. I love its easy-to-use layout and link to the foundation's blog.
4. Breast Health GPS (free): This iPad app helps locate the nearest certified mammogram screening center. Another cute feature? It allows users to upload photos for posting to the Theresa Quilt -- a free online virtual quilt that is specifically dedicated to breast cancer survivors.
5. Bliss HD+ ($1.99): This app isn't an informative tool for breast cancer patients and their families, but it does donate proceeds to research. For only $2 or so, choose this addictive game instead of your usual favorite and give to a worthy cause in the process.
Have you ever used any of these breast cancer apps? If not, would you?
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