Seeing pink everywhere? Welcome to Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It’s a month for celebrating life, acknowledging the fight against this silent killer, remembering those who’ve lost their fight, and supporting the survivors and their families. The statistics can be scary: This is a disease that we know more and more about thanks to genetic testing, and yet some 1 in 8 women are still expected to develop “invasive breast cancer” in their lifetime.
We’ve scoured the app stores to find the apps that will help you learn more about early prevention, support the cause and deal with a diagnosis. Some of these apps were designed with a phone’s portrait-oriented screen in mind, but the information remains a valuable asset.
If you download only one Breast Cancer awareness app, make it this one. The National Breast Cancer Foundation has put together an informative, insightful and authoritative package that combines educational videos about breast cancer and treatment with a forum to ask questions. The videos are narratives with illustrations, but they convey valuable information in easily digestible chunks. You can also find videos with breast cancer survivors, each detailing one moving tale after another.