Breast cancer, cancer that forms in the cells of the breasts, is the second-most common cancer diagnosed in women in the United States. There are a number of genetic factors that increase your risk of getting this disease, such as being female, age, race, and family history. Exercising, maintaining a healthy weight, and not smoking may help prevent breast cancer.
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These sites allow patients to discuss their experiences with illnesses, treatments, and other health matters. Any information or opinions posted are those of the forum users themselves and are not a substitute for professional medical advice.
Mobile apps and tools can provide you with easy-to-use information and resources that can serve as one part of your overall strategy to become and stay healthy.
This app provides informational videos about breast cancer and connects users to medical professionals, other recently diagnosed users, and breast cancer survivors. Free. iOS.
The B4BC app teaches users how to perform a breast self-exam, sets montly self-exam reminders, and links to wellness content. Free. iOS, Android.
This app lets users track symptoms, questions for doctors, medication details, and side effects. Free. iOS, Android.
Resources selected by Sarah Jeong, Wake Forest University.
Last reviewed January 30, 2019