Belong.Life, the world's largest social network for cancer patients, expands to South Africa. Photo Courtesy: 2019 SVC
Belong.Life, the world's largest social network for cancer patients, expands to South Africa. Photo Courtesy: 2019 SVC

In today’s digital age, there are apps for everything, and the same is true for cancer patients and their families. The apps we found for you are designed to help you get all the information you might need about the disease you or your loved one is facing.

BELONG – Beating Cancer Together is an excellent app for both cancer patients and their family members. It’s designed to mimic a social media platform – but one for cancer patients.

The app can help you find the right support groups for almost all types of cancers. It will also give you access to leading researchers who are there to answer all the questions a cancer patient or their family members might have.

The app also helps people find clinical trials for most types of cancers and lets you input medical records, which can then be shared with family members and medical personnel.

It’s available for both Android and iOS users, and it has a near-perfect score on both platforms and more than 250.000 global users. All in all, with so many features, positive sentiments, and the fact that it’s free, it’s certainly worth checking out.

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Cancer.Net Mobile
Cancer.Net Mobile is an app from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). It was developed to help people plan and manage care. Starting from the diagnosis of cancer, through exact treatment methods, and further, the app has proven to be a beneficial tool for many patients.

The app continually keeps track of your symptoms, medications, appointments, questions, and healthcare providers. There are a lot of features that are there to help cancer patients organize their life with the disease and find the answers they need for more than 120 different types of cancer.

The app is entirely free and can be used on both iOS and Android phones. It has been downloaded thousands of times and has a great score on both the app store and google play store.

The most popular of the three, CareZone, is another organizational app that will help you plan your care notes, remember treatments, set reminders, summarize your drug administration protocols, and more.

You can also take pictures of medications, supplements, prescriptions, and keep it all organized in one place, so you never forget when and what you need to take.

CareZone is a full-blown health app as well as it lets you track essential health stats like sleep, blood glucose, weight, and more.

The best thing about CareZone is the fact that all of the information in the app can also be accessed on a browser and downloaded when needed. You can get the app on both the App Store and Google Play Store – it has a very high score on both platforms and more than a million downloads.

More than a thousand men and women diagnosed with cancer each year turn to our trusted team of cancer specialists. We encourage you to call us, ask us a question, or consult with us to get a second opinion, so you too can experience the difference.

Last update, Monay, March 30, 2020.

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Jack Steel, MD, FACRO, is a board-certified Radiation Oncologist with more than 20 years of brachytherapy experience. He has performed over 4,000 prostate seed implant procedures. Additionally, Steel has extensive training in all areas of cancer treatment including lung cancer, head and neck cancer, breast cancer, skin cancer, and GI Malignancies. Steel was instrumental in establishing prostate seed implant programs in numerous hospitals and surgery centers in Tampa, Brandon, Sun City Center, Plant City, and Bradenton, FL. Steel is the author and principal investigator of a research project entitled “Combined Modality Therapy Treatment (Triple Therapy) for Unfavorable Early Stage Prostate Cancer.” The study is funded via two unconditional grants sponsored by TAP Pharmaceuticals, and Schering Laboratory Corporation. He graduated summa cum laude from Northern Michigan University and received his medical degree in 1985 from Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Michigan. Steel completed his residency program at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, where he was Chief Resident, and subsequently became an assistant professor at the University of Southern California. Steel then served three years with the United States Air Force as Chief of Radiation Oncology at Keesler Medical Center in Biloxi, Mississippi before entering private practice in Florida in 1993. Steel is a member of the American Society for Therapeutic Radiation and Oncology; the American College of Radiation Oncology; the American College of Radiology; the Florida Radiological Society; the Radiosurgery Society (RSS); the Florida Medical Association; and the Hillsborough County Medical Association.