Chemotherapy iphone App
I was initially uncertain whether this was a "kosher" entry, but I am convinced that this is a great (free) resource. If you have an iphone, or if you have been looking for an excuse to get one, you may be interested. In the interest of full disclosure: I do not have one although everyone else in my family does.
As a cancer survivor and social worker, you know how important communication between cancer patients and their health care providers is for making treatment decisions. You also know that "chemo brain" is very real. Today, Merck launched a free first-of-its kind application designed to help cancer patients on both of these fronts.
iChemoDiary is an interactive health diary that helps patients and caregivers record chemotherapy schedules, medications and treatment plans, and certain side effects of treatment, such as nausea and vomiting - details that can be forgotten due to "chemo brain" and the overall stress of the disease and its treatment complexities. Through iChemoDiary, a patient can create daily or weekly reports for their doctor, nurse or other health care provider so they can have a more accurate and informed discussion about their chemotherapy regimen.
The application can be downloaded to an iPhone® mobile digital device or iPod touch® mobile digital device on the Apple Store® at iTunes.com.