Christina Shanahan
Oct 10, 2015 @ 5:30 pm

Whether you've recently been diagnosed, have a loved one who is fighting the disease, or want to take steps towards early detection, the start of Breast Cancer Awareness Month serves as a reminder to put your health first. We've rounded up the best apps for helping you find support, locate medical resources, and guide you through regular self breast checks.

Beyond The Shock (free)


Operated by the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc., this extensive handbook for understanding your diagnosis provides video tutorials, access to a user community that fields questions, and resources to help loved ones better understand the disease and treatment. 

Maven (free)


Download this convenient, female-centric app to video chat with a certified healthcare expert. Developed by women and made for women, Maven also gives back: every appointment you purchase supports a woman or child in need.

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Check Yourself! (free)


Developed by the Keep A Breast Foundation, this apps helps you learn exactly how to conduct an effective breast exam, while teaching you about what is considered normal for your own body. Bonus: it generates monthly reminders to do your self-checks. That means no excuses.

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CareZone (free)


Since managing your treatment plan goes way beyond the doctor's office, this app helps you organize you appointment schedules, important documents, medications, emergency contact. There's a feature for documenting symptoms and questions so you don't forget to fill your doctor in during your next visit. You can even share access with relatives or other caregivers.

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