• Waldenström Macroglobulinemia
  • Melanoma
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Brain Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Childhood Cancers
  • Gastric Cancer
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head & Neck Cancer
  • Immunotherapy
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Leukemia
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphoma Cancer
  • Mesothelioma
  • MPN
  • MDS
  • Myeloma
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Rare Cancers
  • Sarcoma
  • Skin Cancer
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer

Finding Support Online

CURESummer 2011
Volume 10
Issue 2

Patients and families struggling with a childhood cancer diagnosis are turning to the Internet for support.

CaringBridge.org is perhaps best known as a site where families experiencing a health crisis can blog about their experiences. Another popular site is blogforacure.com, which also gives its community of members a forum to express their feelings.

Patients who want to simplify the process of maintaining and updating their medical records can turn to iCANcer, an iPhone application created by Naomi Bartley, a childhood cancer survivor. When she was diagnosed with a second occurrence of cancer at age 24, Bartley says she felt overwhelmed with the amount of record-keeping that was involved.

She says she created the app so patients could easily access their medical information via their smartphone.