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Cancer Support Community Introduces Free Mobile App

The Cancer Support Community (CSC) recently announced a free new service called CancerSupportSource, a mobile application providing cancer patients and their caregivers with a unique set of tools addressing their physical, social, and emotional concerns related to living with cancer and its treatment. The app is available for download via the iTunes Store (category: Medical).

By employing CancerSupportSource, users can monitor their concerns over time, record thoughts and questions in a personal journal, access educational information and a community support network, and report progress to their healthcare team. Developed with support from Genentech, CancerSupportSource is available at no cost and is designed for use with the iPhone and iPod touch.

A critical element of CancerSupportSource is that it enables users to forge connections with those who are coping with similar issues. In addition, CancerSupportSource allows users to do the following:

  • monitor common concerns, such as fatigue, difficulty sleeping, sadness, anxiety, and pain;
  • track potential life worries, such as family, work, money, and nutrition; and
  • record thoughts and questions in a personal journal.

— Source: Cancer Support Community