Gadgets for the Guru: Breast Cancer Awareness apps
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so here are some mobile apps to help families and individuals perform self-detection, organize their lives and raise awareness.
TweetCaster PINK for Twitter
The TweetCaster PINK for Twitter app lets users manage their Twitter profile, social activities, and help raise funds for breast cancer awareness simultaneously. The popular app teamed up with the Feel Your Boobies Foundation to offer this innovative interface. You’re already on social media, so why not spread awareness and show support for a great cause.
Cost: iOS ($9.99), Android ($10)
Early Detection Plan: Breast Cancer
This app by the National Breast Cancer Foundation helps the user come up with a plan to detect any signs of breast cancer. The app reminds the user to perform routine breast self-exams and to schedule clinical breast exams and mammograms, depending on age and health history.
B4BC – Boarding for Breast Cancer
Boarding for Breast Cancer (B4BC) is a mobile app dedicated to preventing breast cancer. The app recommends the ideal date for your self-exam based on your menstrual cycle. It also provides tips on how to perform a proper self-check. The app also has a community feature that promotes events and other activities to help spread awareness.
This mobile app created The Keep A Breast Foundation provides tips and teaches users how to create a routine self-check method. According to the Keep A Breast Foundation, nearly 40 percent of diagnosed breast cancers are self-detected.
This app is the ultimate family planning app. Create an account for each member of the family, sync schedules and stay up-to-date on the happenings within your immediate family. This is especially important if a parent or child is undergoing cancer treatment.
This article has been updated from its original post