October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The month is dedicated to increasing the awareness of early detection for breast cancer by doing monthly checks and getting a mammogram.
In the Android Market, there are several apps available that will help you determine your risk for breast cancer, give you advice on cancer preventing food and just general information about cancer. Please note, these apps should never take the place of seeing your doctor.
The Breast Cancer Glossary Pro: Many medical terms can seem scary and confusing. The Breast Cancer Glossary Pro will help you better understand some of the medical terms associated with breast cancer.
Breast Cancer Risk Assessment: The National Cancer Institute has provided a model (click here) to calculate the risk of breast cancer in women older than 35. Remember this is only a tool and should not take the place of seeking medical treatment.
Cancer Preventing Food: It is important to eat healthy and research has found that there are certain foods that will help to boost your immune system and help prevent cancer. Download this app and add some of these healthy foods to your shopping list.