The Best Breast Cancer Apps of 2017

August 18, 2017


The Best Breast Cancer Apps of 2017

We are always looking for resources to help the people of Maine. We found this article and the apps and want to share with you.



With any type of medical condition, keeping track of medications can be overwhelming. Whether you’re a patient trying to remember the latest dosage change or a caregiver organizing medications for a loved one, CareZone aims to take the work out of keeping track of medications. You can scan a medication’s label directly and the app will automatically add its name, dosage, and other details into your medication list. You can also set up the app to send you reminders when it’s time to take medication and refill a prescription. Its FREE



What Is Beyond The Shock?
Beyond The Shock is a free, comprehensive, online guide to understanding breast cancer. It is a 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. 


Moving past the shock of a breast cancer diagnosis means gathering support and information that can help guide you through your cancer journey. This app was created by the National Breast Cancer Foundation in partnership with medical experts, doctors, and breast cancer researchers. Users can learn about breast cancer types and treatment, ask a question that goes directly to an expert through the app, and hear from other breast cancer patients via video.


 Breast Check Now

Monthly breast self-exams are one of the most important things any woman can do to help detect breast cancer early, but it can be a difficult habit to get into. This app will remind you when it’s time to do a breast self-exam and provide detailed instructions and visual guides on how to perform the exam. The app guides you to create self-exam schedule that works for you — in the shower or after exercising, for example — and then holds you to that schedule. You can also input notes after each exam so you can monitor any changes.



Have you done your monthly breast self-exam (BSE) yet?  According to Johns Hopkins Medical Center, “40% percent of diagnosed breast cancer is detected by women who feel a lump on their own bodies, so establishing a regular breast self-exam is very important.”


Boarding for Breast Cancer wants you to be your own biggest health advocate by downloading the free award winning B4BC App for your iPhone, iPad and Android today.  Now, you can set a monthly breast self-exam reminder and learn how to perform your own BSE, one of the most effective means for early detection of breast cancer.


Check out the latest B4BC info for the active girl on the go – with updates on B4BC programs and events, plus access tons of health and wellness content by B4BC’s contributors and team riders including pro snowboarders Elena Hight, Jamie Anderson, Kimmy Fasani, pro surfers Malia Manuel, Liz Clark, and more.

The free B4BC app, developed by Black Sun Productions and made possible by the SIMA Humanitarian Fund, is now available via iTunes and Google Play.


To download on iPhone and iPad link here:

To download on Android link here:


My Cancer Coach App

Created in partnership with, this app is designed to prompt you with questions to help you manage your cancer’s progression. You can learn more about a specific diagnosis, get prompted with questions to ask a doctor, and watch videos and get access to vital resources such as patient advocacy. You can also use the app’s journal feature to record photo and audio from medical appointments and team meetings. If you need help looking up a term you don’t understand, the app also features a glossary of common cancer terms.  Download App Here



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