My Cancer ManagerSM (formerly Cancer Support Source)
is an innovative mobile distress screening application providing cancer patients and caregivers with a unique set of tools addressing your 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 My Cancer ManagerSM
, you can monitor your concerns over time; record thoughts and questions in a personal journal; access educational information and a community support network; and report progress to your health care team. Developed with support from Genentech, My Cancer ManagerSM
is available at no cost and is designed for use with the iPhone™, iPod Touch™ and iPad™.
A critical element of My Cancer ManagerSM
is that it enables you to forge connections with those who are coping with similar issues. “This can be intrinsically healing and is a part of care and wellness management that is often overlooked,” says Kim Thiboldeaux, president and CEO of the Cancer Support Community. “We want users to know that they don’t have to face cancer alone – there is a whole community of support behind them.” To aid this endeavor, the app allows you to find a nearby CSC affiliate, join CSC's online community, The Living Room
, and access a variety of CSC’s free support services. In addition, My Cancer ManagerSM
allows you to:
- Monitor common concerns such as fatigue, difficulty sleeping, sadness, anxiety and pain
- Track potential life worries, such as family, work, money and nutrition
- Record thoughts and questions in a personal journal
"The beauty of the My Cancer ManagerSM
is that users can access it anytime, anywhere,” says Thiboldeaux. “It’s available 24/7, 365 days a year.”