Tech for Good: Breast Cancer Awareness Apps

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According to the American Cancer Society, American women have a 12 percent chance of developing breast cancer. That’s 12 percent too high. With today’s early detection technology and the constant flow of information at our fingertips, we can combat this disease together. 

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Along with a parade of pink ribbons showcased in every shopping mall and checkout counter across the country, a multitude of mobile apps designed to spread awareness about the disease are taking center stage. Here are some of our favorites.

Earlier this year, Health Care Global Enterprise introduced their Breast Cancer App, HCG BCA, which explains breast cancer examination techniques for women, facts on breast cancer, and a FAQ section on the disease. The Android app can be downloaded for free in the Google play store. 

The iBreastCheck app sends users reminders to do to regular breast checks, and features and video and slideshow. A “Risk Report” within the app highlights information on how your lifestyle may affect your chances of getting breast cancer. 

The Breast Cancer Diagnosis Guide app from breastcancer.org provides guidance on breast cancer pathology reports and other important tests that patients and doctors use to determine which cancer treatments are best. The app features articles from Research News. 

The National Breast Cancer Foundation created the Beyond the Shock app as a resource for people to understand the implications of a breast cancer diagnosis. Reals stories and information about the stages of breast cancer are included. 



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