Apps around the world
This week a couple of US press offices emailed their list of Apps websites for cancer, so if you love Apps try these out.
Warning – I am an IT idiot; don’t own an ‘Apps’ phone – so haven’t been able to check out any of these sites. So have asked friends to do the research (lovely lazy way of doing it!)
However, Lisa Fayed, from About.com, who obviously knows her way around Apps, says, ” when you are going through cancer treatment, it can be easy to become disorganized. 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 effect your health, so it’s vital to find a method of organization. These iPhone apps are perfect for managing and organizing your medical information and personal life.
iChemoDiary Cost: Free Designed by drug maker Merck, iChemoDiary helps you to track chemotherapy appointments, manage medication schedules, and record side effects and symptoms that you may experience. A great feature of iChemoDiary is that you are able to generate reports over a designated time period to provide to your doctor. The days of keeping a mental record of when fevers started and the exact temperature are over! This is a must-have app for people undergoing chemotherapy and their caretakers.
These are some other Apps that come highly recommended by users:
Awesome Note Cost: $3.99
Breast Cancer Ribbons (wallpapers) $0.99 by AIM APPS
CancerCare Free by Stepworks
… iPod Touch. CancerCare is created by Hong Kong Cancer Fund and Stepworks for Hong Kong and the wider community … providing free information and professional support to anyone living with or affected by cancer. They help to make life better for people touched …
Cancer Health News Reader $0.99 grabs the top stories from the best cancer health news and information sites and delivers them to you.
Cancer Terms Pro Cost: $1.99 When medics blind you with science, you can translate their jargon here.
CaringBridge 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 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 MySpace or Facebook apps hat allow you to make posts from your phone or iPod.
Epocrates (free) – database of approved medicines
ExpressWell Cost: $.99
Fit Pro – Sport and Diet which is an application containing food, calorie and physical activity databases. Supplied by Sony Ericsson, it allows you to enter daily food intake and exercise, set a daily calorie limit and obtain daily and monthly charts. http://www.playnow-arena.com/playnow5-web/index#ts=1271778204537;view=applications_section;returnView=home_section;applications_section_publisherId=0;psdp=false;browserLayout=detailBrowse;ix=1;browserFocusedId=2229919872;browserHlId=2229919872;secondLvlView=search_section
iHealth Log Cost: $1.99 Medication Tracker (free) – track your intake of pills and provide statistics on adherence
lbbc.org Living Beyond Breast Cancer
Sony Ericsson has an Apps Store, which is constantly being updated. Some are free, for some there is a charge. Sign up on http://www.playnow-arena.com/playnow5-web/index. Some Apps are free, some charge.
http://www.uquery.com is a new search engine focused on the emerging market of iPhone & iPod Touch applications. For cancer-specific Apps go to http://www.uquery.com/search?q=Cancer+and+Oncology&commit=Search
I note that every website blog I have gone to to find out about Apps has a rider to say that the blogger hasn’t received any compensation. I haven’t either – maybe I am missing something? !!!
Please let me know of any new, innovative, helpful or funny Apps you come across, so I can put them up. Write a comment below, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The first person to send in a list of helpful Apps is Ahmet S BOSNAK,Msc Ph. Ahmet is the Supervisor Pharmacist at the Oncology Hospital, University of Gaziantep in Turkey. He lives in one of the oldest cities in the world, yet is totally up-to-date with today’s technology!
He says “we are looking these adresses in daily use:
for solution osmolity
http://www.stabilis.org/ for stability
Cancer Monthly sent in their list:
Cancer Monthly http://www.cancermonthly.com
Surviving Mesothelioma http://www.survivingmesothelioma.com
My Cancer Place http://www.mycancerplace.com
Health Search Plus http://www.healthsearchplus.com
CDC’s Division of Cancer Prevention and Control (DCPC) came back with a wonderful list:
CDC has a website specifically for mobile devices (http://m.cdc.gov). For more information about CDC’s mobile website, visit http://www.cdc.gov/mobile/.
It may be of interest to you that CDC offers several means of accessing cancer information in addition to the cancer prevention and control website (http:///www.cdc.gov/cancer), including eCards, content syndication, podcasts, widgets, social networking websites, and more. Please see these CDC web pages for more information:
For further information on the programs and activities of the CDC’s Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, please visit our website at http://www.cdc.gov/cancer. You can now subscribe to be alerted by e-mail when our website offers new information on a cancer topic of interest to you. In the top right corner of selected web pages, you will see a link to “Get E-Mail Updates.” Click that link, enter your e-mail address, and you will be notified when important new information is posted on our website. You can unsubscribe at any time.
CDC.gov Phew!as close to 500 million page views to the site, averaging 41 million page views per month. Phew!
And another Merck website and on the right hand side,
you can click to go to more doctor information sites:
Free golden links for Doctors:
Here are other ones that may already be posted on the
above link, but might not be:
(5) Textbooks to read online: http://www.merck.com/pubs/