• Mindfulness and meditation apps – A review

    A mum, who is also an Occupational Therapist, has put together this list of 5 mindfulness and meditation apps she has been using and shares her thoughts on them, including the pros and cons of each one. Hopefully this list acts as a helpful guide when choosing mindfulness or meditation tools for yourself or your child. Please note: A fee may be incurred to access some of these apps. Cancer Advisor has a range of resources on mindfulness, but we’re always looking for more content. Leave a comment below, share your own story or recommend a resource.

  • Advice for kids who have a friend with cancer

    If your child’s friend is diagnosed with cancer, you might be wondering how this could impact your child and what steps you can take to help them. We hope these resources have been helpful. If we’ve missed something, please let us know. We want to help you find what you’re looking for. Cancer Advisor has a range of resources with practical tips, but we’re always looking for more content. Leave a comment below, share your own story or recommend a resource.

  • CAN.recall – free app for recording information

    Rare Cancers Australia have developed the free CAN.recall app to help patients better understand their cancer diagnosis and treatment. It allows users to to store information from consultations. This makes it much easier to share with family and friends. The app has a structured mechanism which allows users to record answers that they can review at a later date. It also prompts the user with questions to ask their treating team. “It’s designed to take some of the stress out of cancer.[Patients]are getting hit with a massive amount of information… all of this is coming at them in waves at a Read more [...]

  • Cancer vs VR

    US startup OnComfort is using virtual reality tools to reduce anxiety in cancer patients. Their apps have been shown to reduce stress, anxiety, and even the need for pain medication. The five apps use a variety of techniques to achieve this, you can learn more via these links: Aqua – an immersive experience that reduces pain and anxiety by inducing relaxation in an undersea environment AMO – an experience that uses clinical hypnosis techniques to ease pain and anxiety while a patient undergoes a short invasive procedure KIMO – for use in paediatrics, KIMO distracts and empowers patients by enabling them to fight Read more [...]

  • CancerAid – a free app for cancer management

    CancerAid is a free app where you can find personalised cancer information. You can also store your medical records, results and specialist’s details in a single location. The app is available on iTunes and Google Play. In this demo video, you can see how CancerAid works to empower cancer patients and those who care for them. Diagnosis in particular can be a difficult time for many patients and their family. It is common to experience feelings of isolation and overwhelm at this time. By keeping all your cancer information in one place, CancerAid can help you feel more in control of your Read more [...]

  • Cnected – Cancer app created by cancer survivor

    Hi, I’m Jack – the creator of the cancer app Cnected, I am 21 years old. In October 2017 I was diagnosed with a rare stage III cancer (undifferentiated carcinoma), and decided to set up an Instagram page to document my journey (@itsme_jmo). Following intense and aggressive chemo and radiotherapy for head and neck tumours at The Royal Marsden, in May of this year I was thankfully given a clean bill of health. Over the past few months, through my Instagram page, I connected with many cancer patients, survivors and family members of patients. I realised how powerful and beneficial social Read more [...]

  • Kids’ Guide to Cancer – a free app

    The Kids’ Guide to Cancer app is a free, interactive educational program that answers the most common questions children have about cancer, developed by Camp Quality. The app contains age-appropriate information about cancer, hospitals, medicines, treatment and people who help. The app also features animated stories promoting peer support and understanding. It is available on iTunes and Google Play. The Kids’ Guide to Cancer App won “Best in Class” at the 2015 and 2017 Interactive Media Awards – their highest honour! This app has been designed for children and parents; teaches; and health professionals. Cancer Advisor has a range of resources on apps, but we’re Read more [...]

  • MedAdvisor – a prescription tracking app

    MedAdvisor is a prescription tracking app where you can pre-order medications, receive script reminders, and keep track of medications for yourself and those in your care. Cancer Advisor has a range of resources on apps, but we’re always looking for more content. Leave a comment below, share your own story or recommend a resource.

  • Re-Mission 2 – a video game for kids with cancer

    Re-Mission 2 games is an online video game created by Hopelab. The game aims to give kids and young adults with cancer a sense of power and control. The website say the games “help kids and young adults with cancer take on the fight of their lives. Based on scientific research, the games provide cancer support by giving players a sense of power and control and encouraging treatment adherence.” All six Re-Mission 2 games can be played online for free. The Re-Mission 2: Nanobot’s Revenge mobile app is available for download on iOS. “In 2014, Re-Mission 2: Nanobot’s Revenge, our cancer-fighting mobile app for iOS Read more [...]

  • Gather My Crew: coordinate help in tough times

    Gather My Crew connects people facing cancer to their community of friends and family. The online tools allows them to ask for, and receive, the practical support they actually need such as meals, transport, help with the kids and more. This can help coordinate help in tough times. How it works Our easy-to-use technology lets Gatherers (those coordinating the support) choose the help required from our comprehensive list and encourages Crew Members (friends, family, neighbours) to choose how they can help. Getting started with Gather My Crew is as simple as:  Step 1. Choose the help needed. Step 2. Invite Crew Members to lend a hand. This can Read more [...]