5 iPhone Apps For People With Cancer

iPhone Apps That You Will Keep You Organized and Connected During Treatment

It can be easy to become disorganized when you are going through cancer treatment. Frequent doctors appointments, multiple medications, and social commitments can be forgotten if you don't keep on top of them.

While missing a lunch date with a friend won't harm you, missing your medication or a doctor's appointment can definitely affect your health, so it is vital to find a way to stay organized. These iPhone and iPad apps are perfect for managing and organizing your medical information and personal life. 

*Please note that I did not receive compensation from any app creator for reviewing these apps.

CaringBridge

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Cost: Free

CaringBridge is an app to be used with the free CaringBridge website, which can be described as a social networking site for people with conditions or diseases.

It allows you to post health updates and any other information you would like to share with family and friends. It is perfect for those times when you get test results back and don't feel up to calling your 10+ friends and family members who are all anxious to hear the results.

This app is the mobile version (like Twitter or Facebook apps) that allow you to make posts directly from your iPhone or iPad. 

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Cancer Terms Pro

Cost: $1.99

Your medical team may use terms that are unfamiliar to you in the course of your treatment. The Cancer Terms Pro app is perfect for quickly deciphering all of that medical jargon.

This app is great for people undergoing cancer treatment because it is oncology specific. Medical terms not related to oncology are not included, which leaves hard drive space on your mobile device. 

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My Medical

Cost: $1.99

The My Medical app is a mobile mini-database that stores all of your medical information, from allergies to previous surgeries. It can also store more than one person's information and is a great feature for families.  

My Medical contains a section to record lab results, which is a useful feature missing from many other medical apps. This is great for keeping track of routine labs like CBCs.

Another nice feature is that you can password-protect the app. If your phone is lost or left unattended, no one can access your private health information. 

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iHealth Log

Cost: $4.99

iHealth Log was created for people with chronic diseases and effectively caters to their needs.

This multi-purpose app can be used to track appointments, test results, lab values, and even record your weight. It also includes the option to protect all of that sensitive medical data with a password.

iHealth Log contains a diary as well. This is great for recording questions you may want to ask the doctor at your next appointment or simply jotting down things-to-do as you remember them.

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Awesome Note

Cost: $2.99

Awesome Note is an app that will help you organize everything from medical information to soccer practices.

Though not created solely for  medical purposes, it does a fine job of helping you keep up with the hustle and bustle of life. We all know that those other things do not stop when you are diagnosed with cancer, so an app like this can be very useful.

It contains shopping lists, to-do lists, schedulers, memos, email, and just about everything else to help you keep on top of daily tasks. 

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