A cancer diary that lets your health care providers create effective treatments to stop disease progression
Understand what aggravates your symptoms and what helps subdue their intensity
Give your doctor direct access to the day-to-day changes in your symptoms for enhanced health management
My Cancer Tracker is the app designed for cancer patients to accompany them through their cancer journey. Users can track their diagnosis, keep tabs on their treatment, and, thus, navigate their disease’s progression. They can select from a variety of different cancers according to their diagnosis, view and share their reports, set alerts for appointments, make notes, & keep track of medicinces that they take other than for cancer treatment. With a completely free installation, the application is passcode protected, and patients can easily add, edit or delete information to keep the record in line with their current condition.
Tracking the progression of symptoms in cancer patients is crucial to successful treatment and the development of immune resistance. Symptoms tend to vary throughout different phases of the prescribed treatment which is why this helps keep doctors aware of the changes. Our cancer tracking app allows you to record details related to side effects of the treatment, inclduing what types of symptoms you might be experiencing, how you treated them and how effective the treatment was. Users can also use the intensity scale to mark whether their symptoms are mild, moderate, or severe at different areas of the body. As more time passes and your symptoms change, you can review your record and modify it according to your current situation. Naturally, the more you add to the cancer diary app, the better it’s going to be for your treatment. By giving your health care provider direct access to day-to-day details on your disease, they can better navigate its progression. This also helps them understand whether the prescribed treatment is managing the illness optimally, or if medication needs to be changed.
When the user opens the app, the first thing they see is the overview tab. As the name suggests, this shows everything from upcoming appointments and side effects experienced over the last week to health reports and emergency medical information. When clicked, each section expands to show elaborated data. On the side effects chart, users can split each one of the latter to navigate the trajectory of its impacts over time. Similarly, clicking on the health report allows one to scrutinize it before sending it to their healthcare professional. The best part is that users are reminded of their weekly appointment every time they open their app, as it is one of the things displayed at the top.
Maintaining the frequency of one's doctor's visits is a necessary part of successful cancer treatment. Patients can use the application's appointment feature to create appointments & keep all cancer related information in one place. To do so, click the button, and you will be redirected to a form where you will have to title the appointment, define the starting and ending times, and set alerts. This enables all users to track their doctor’s appointments, record questions intended for healthcare professionals upon visitations, as well as keep notes pertaining to an appointment compiled in one place. The reminders help patients stay in check with the proposed dates and meet their chosen health care professional in a timely manner.
Diagnosis is the first option in the track tab; upon clicking on it, users can create theirs for the first time. If an entry has already been stored, it will show up. The next screen presents an order of various types of cancers in alphabetical order. A search option is also available for users to type their diagnosis without scrolling through the entire list. After selecting, they can add a date and specify the stage they're currently in. Multiple records can be created at the same time.
Users can choose and select the type of treatment their doctor has advised. Options include surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, immunotherapy, and targeted therapy – each of which can be expanded further. When users click the treatment, they can add information on the goal, as well as details. Both of these are different for various types of treatments, and adding data is not mandatory. For chemotherapy, immunotherapy and targeted therapy, users can also add the drug prescribed to them. Multiple treatment types can be included in the record, which will be displayed every time the user opens the tab.
Understand your cancer treatment’s physical reflection in terms of side effects. This section combines relevant data for the user’s side effects in graphical and tabular form. These are specific to the type of cancer treatment one is undergoing and may vary from person to person. When patients track their side effects consistently, it can help doctors in terms of tweaking the prognosis. Sometimes, medications need to be adjusted, which is why a recorded pattern of symptoms can lead to better results. Healthcare professionals may also prescribe or change drugs to alleviate the effects accordingly.
Upon selecting the treatment plan, users can view and choose from a list of associated side effects. After choosing a specific variety, users can also specify the intensity, longevity, type of pain, and cycle information to better understand how their bodies respond to treatment. The latest ones being experienced are listed at the top to allow for ease of accessibility. Each can be expanded to show a graph of the side effect in terms of days and intensity - the latter ranges from mild to severe. In case a patient's side effect is not on the list, they can add a custom entry in the app.
The app allows users to record the occurrence digitally for patients experiencing a rash as a side effect of their illness or treatment. This feature presents a gender-specific avatar, chosen from the top of the rash screen, whereby one can glide their finger across the affected body part. The application highlights the sensitive area in red on the colorless virtual body. Verily, patients can use this feature to record their rash's progression and discuss it with their health care professional on their next visit.
After the diagnosis has been recorded, patients can add the medications prescribed to them in the application. This feature requires the user to fill a form and select from different options in each field. Users can add their medications’ name, add things like over the counter, prediction, vitamins, purpose, doses, frequency, dates, and doctor's name. Additionally, a photo of the medicines being used can also be attached, and the user can write a note as well. Once the record is stored, this tab will show all the drugs according to their frequency of dosage in the form of a list.
Users can view their medical reports in electronic format and keep them secure in a record for everyday assistance with treatment. There's an option to filter according to dates in the application, whereby patients can generate their reports accordingly. To create one, they must click the corresponding button right under the description, which redirects them to another page to include or exclude their diagnosis, treatment plan, side effects, and medicines. When the need arises, users can also share the report with their healthcare provider via various electronic methods. At the same time, the report can also be printed.
One of the most important tabs is the 'Medical ID' that collects crucial information related to the patient and compiles it in one place. Fields include the patient's name, cancer diagnosis to track the disease's type and progression, prescribed treatment, drug names, name of the oncology treatment facility, name of the oncology provider, the oncology team's contact details, as well as a day phone and an after-hours phone. Please note that this information should be filled out carefully to make or break the severity of a medical health emergency. In the same vein, all the data should be updated regularly. If users are not comfortable sharing their application's passcode with a third party, they can enable the 'show when locked' setting which displays patient's cancer information without passcode entry.
When users wish to stop unintented phone users from gaining access to their medical information, they can add a four-digit passcode to prevent invasion. The process is pretty simple; all one has to do is enable passcode protection in the settings, choose a string of letters, put them in the required field, and verify. Thereafter, access will only be granted to authorize users. It is highly recommended that patients experiencing memory problems due to their diagnosis share their code with someone they trust to help in emergencies.