A mobile phone app to manage medical info for pancreatic cancer patients and caregivers

Mobile apps can be useful in helping patients and caregivers organize medical information and more.

Whether you’ve just recently been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer or you’ve been living with the disease for a while, getting your pertinent information organized – especially medical information – can seem daunting.

The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN) offers tips for getting organized that you may find helpful.

In addition, there are free mobile apps that can be useful for both patients and caregivers looking for a simple, streamlined way to keep medical information organized.

Here are a few apps to consider:

  • chemoWave: Tracks your condition and symptoms, schedules reminders, logs daily activities and allows information to be shared with your healthcare team.
  • CareZone: Helps manage medications, doctor’s instructions and health information, plus, you can set automatic reminders regarding medication schedules and more.
  • My Medical: A comprehensive record-keeping app that allows users to store medical histories for multiple people. It will also automatically put doctor’s appointments on your phone’s calendar and will track and chart test results, too.

Also, note that your treatment center may offer an app that allows you to access your online patient portal through it. Check with your healthcare provider for more information.

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