3 Useful Apps for People With Cancer

Android and iOS Apps Created With Your Needs in Mind

It can be easy to become disorganized when you are going through cancer treatment. Frequent doctor's appointments, multiple medications, and other daily commitments can be easily forgotten if you don't the tools to keep on top of them.

While forgetting a lunch date won't harm you, missing your medication can. Luckily, there is a growing number of iOS and Android apps perfect for everything from managing your communications and schedule to keeping track of your prescriptions and electronic medical records.


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CaringBridge is a free app created in association with the CaringBridge, a social networking site for people living with chronic medical conditions.

CaringBridge 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 a test result and don't feel up to calling all of your loved ones to share the news.

The app is available for download on both iTunes.

My Medical

The My Medical app ($4.99) is a streamlined, mobile mini-database that stores all of your medical information from allergies and medications to previous surgeries and specialist contact details. It can also warehouse more than one person's information, making it ideal for couples and families.

My Medical contains a section to record lab results, a useful feature often missing from other medical apps).

Available from both iTunes and Google Play.


CareZone is a free app that helps you organize all your prescriptions and supplements with one-hand click.

Just snap a photo of your meds and the app will automatically log the names, dosages, and dosing schedule so you that keep track of them for whenever a specialist, pharmacist, or insurer request details.

It also includes an appointment calendar and a really useful feature that allows you to record and track your treatment adherence.

Available from iTunes and Google Play.

By Lisa Fayed
Lisa Fayed is a freelance medical writer, cancer educator and patient advocate.