Helpful Mobile Apps

Hester Hill Schnipper, LICSW, OSW-C Program Manager, Oncology Social Work

MARCH 16, 2017

Although I am a self-confessed skeptic of most technology, a technological philistine if you will, I have come around to be a fan of mobile devices. I can't imagine being without my phone, and I don't miss the days of frantically looking for a pay phone and hoping that I had some change in my pocket. That was particularly challenging when my beeper went off, and I was driving somewhere, and it often was really hard to find a place to return the call. I came later to my iPad, but now I love that, too. I still like to read books in book form, but admit that the tablet is much easier at the gym and very much easier when traveling. No longer do I have to take up valuable suitcase space with half a dozen books for a long trip.

All of that is an introduction to this entry about apps that can be helpful in managing your cancer care. I am sure that there are lots of other available, but here are good ones from Cancer Net:

Version 3.1 of Cancer.Net Mobile includes several feature enhancements and improvements, including:

  • Newly designed dashboard – easy access to medications, symptoms, questions, and cancer type information
  • Scheduling features – add any symptom, medication, or question to your calendar to ask at your next appointment
  • Quick links – your saved information is now just one tap away
  • Data entry optimization – enter your information more quickly and seamlessly for easier tracking
  • Enhanced symptom tracking – symptoms plotted by severity on an easy-to-read line graph
  • Filtering capabilities – easily filter medications, questions, and symptoms by attribute

Also from CancerNet comes this list of other apps:

Other Mobile Applications

Mobile phones, or smartphones, give people with cancer, survivors, and caregivers a convenient way to access online health information. Below is a list of mobile applications (“apps”) for you to download or visit on your mobile phone. Cancer.Net provides these links as a convenience to its visitors. Cancer.Net and ASCO have no control over the applications and websites maintained by third parties. Cancer.Net and ASCO do not endorse the content, operators, products, or services of such applications and websites. Cancer.Net and ASCO are not responsible directly or indirectly for any damages or injury caused by or in connection with use of any such content, products, or services available through third-party applications and websites

Above content provided by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. For advice about your medical care, consult your doctor.
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