Mobile phones, or smartphones, give people with cancer, survivors, and caregivers a convenient way to access online health information. Below is a list of mobile applications (“apps”) for you to download or visit on your mobile phone. Cancer.Net provides these links as a convenience to its visitors. This list is provided for informational purposes only. Cancer.Net and ASCO do not endorse the content, operators, products, or services of such applications and websites and are not responsible directly or indirectly for any damages or injury caused by or in connection with use of any content, products, or services available through third-party applications and websites. As always, be sure to talk with your health care team about any questions you may have about information you find.
Breast Cancer Diagnosis Guide: This app walks you through your breast cancer pathology report and other tests and information that you and your doctor will use to help decide which treatments are right for you. Free. (Developed by Breastcancer.org)
Cancer Coach (iPhone and Android): Breast and colon cancer patients can access information about personalized cancer treatment options and use tools such as a calendar, note-taking and audio-recording functions, a list of questions to ask the doctor, glossary of terms and links to additional resources. Free. (Developed by Breastcancer.org, Fight Colorectal Cancer, and Genomic Health, Inc.)
CancerSupportSource (iPhone): Track stress levels and side effects, access cancer information, and connect with a Cancer Support Community near you or online. Free. (Developed by Cancer Support Community)
chemoWave (iPhone and Android): Track symptoms, side effects, and activities, discover personalized insights in collaboration with Cancer.Net, and share your tracking data with your health care team. Free.
iCANcer (iPhone): iCANcer is an app designed to help patients, caregivers, and cancer survivors manage their medical information. Developed by a two-time cancer survivor, iCANcer seeks to help personalize your cancer journey and store all your important medical information including cancer treatments, medications, medical issues, appointment information, and medical contacts. Fee applies. (Developed by Naomi Bartley)
LIVESTRONG English-Spanish Dictionary of Cancer Terms (iPhone): Search more than 6,000 English and Spanish cancer-related terms. Definitions provided by the National Cancer Institute. Free. (Developed by Springbox, Ltd.)
Pocket Cancer Care App (iPhone): Browse questions to ask your doctor based on your diagnosis, build a list of questions, and record and play back your doctor's answers. Free. (Developed by the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship)
Apps on Quitting Smoking
MyQuit Coach (iPhone): Design a personalized plan to quit smoking and get inspirational photos, motivational tips, progress charts, and achievement badges as you progress. Free. (Developed by Demand Media, Inc. for LIVESTRONG)
My QuitLine(iPhone): Connect with a trained quit smoking counselor at the National Cancer Institute Quitline by phone or online chat. Free. (Developed by teatime media)
QuitGuide (iPhone): This interactive guide helps you prepare to quit smoking and find support after you quit. Free. (Developed by MMG, Inc. for smokefree.gov)
SmokefreeTXT (smartphone not required): This mobile service designed for teens provides text messages with encouragement, advice, and tips to quit smoking. Free, but text message rates apply. (Developed by the National Cancer Institute)