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Cancer is the name given to a collection of related diseases in which abnormal cells divide uncontrollably, form tumors, and destroy body tissue. The most common types of cancer are breast cancer, prostate cancer, and lung cancer. Possible treatments involve chemotherapy, surgery, and radiation. Exercising, maintaining a healthy weight, and not smoking may help prevent some cancers. 

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Mobile Apps & Tools

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 tool calculates your risk for cancer and suggests lifestyle changes and screening exams. Free. 

This app lets users track symptoms, questions for doctors, medication details, and side effects. Free. iOS, Android.

The Cancer Guide lets you track symptoms, appointments, and treatments, and it provides information about cancer treatment and survivorship. Free. iOS.

The National Cancer Institute's mobile site includes information about cancer types and topics, a dictionary of cancer terms, and contact information for the NCI. Free. 

Support Groups & Forums

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.

Resources selected by Lindsey Chan, Campbell Alliance.

Last reviewed: September 25, 2015

September 25, 2015 - 10:40am