By Christina Shanahan
Updated Oct 10, 2015 @ 5:30 pm
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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.

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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.

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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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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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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.