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Lung Cancer Navigator App Aims to Help Patients Understand Disease Oncology Nurse Advisor: LUNGevity, a lung cancer-focused nonprofit organization, has launched a new mobile application designed to help patients with lung cancer better understand their disease and make living with lung cancer less daunting.1 The mobile app, called Lung Cancer Navigator, is a customizable app that provides the latest medical and treatment information related to patients' specific lung cancer diagnosis. In addition, it offers tools for organizing customized care, managing multiple medications, and describing and tracking symptoms. Patients may use the app to input reminders and keep a list of questions for their next doctor visit. http://www.oncologynurseadvisor.com/navigator-notes/mobile-app-provides-assistance-to-lung-cancer-patients/article/631136/
We all know that when someone receives a lung cancer diagnosis, it can be overwhelming. LUNGevity designed the Lung Cancer Navigator app is to empower patients and make understanding and living with lung cancer less daunting and considerably more manageable. The Lung Cancer Navigator mobile app puts your entire support network in the palm of your hand. It helps you understand your diagnosis and provides tools and forums for asking questions, detailing symptoms, and managing medications. The app is a great way to communicate with your healthcare providers and to request support from friends and family. Follow these easy steps to get started! WATCH the introductory video for a quick demonstration of how the Lung Cancer Navigator works. DOWNLOAD the free LUNGevity Lung Cancer Navigator from Google Play or the Apple App Store. VIEW these step-by-step instructions to set up your app. TELL US what you think! We’re eager to know what you find most beneficial and how we can make the Lung Cancer Navigator even more helpful in the future.
LUNGEVITY FOUNDATION INTRODUCES A NEW MOBILE APP TO HELP PATIENTS UNDERSTAND AND MANAGE LIFE WITH LUNG CANCER Lung Cancer Navigator is a Customized Communication Hub that Puts Education, Care Management and Personal Support in the Palm of Your Hand PR Newswire, WASHINGTON, DC (January 11, 2017) Click here to view the multimedia press release. LUNGevity, the nation’s leading lung cancer-focused nonprofit organization today launched a new mobile application designed to make understanding and living with lung cancer less daunting and considerably more manageable. The new Lung Cancer Navigator mobile app provides lung cancer patients with access to the latest medical and treatment information related to their specific lung cancer diagnosis, and serves as a convenient hub for organizing customized care and support networks, asking questions, describing and tracking symptoms, and managing multiple medications. Lung cancer is the second most commonly diagnosed cancer worldwide, with more than 1.8 million new cases diagnosed each year. The LUNGevity Lung Cancer Navigator app provides tools and forums to help those coping with the disease (including caregivers and support network members) communicate important details in real time, while handling care management needs with efficiency, medical guidance and less stress. “When someone receives a lung cancer diagnosis, it can be overwhelming,” said Andrea Ferris, President of LUNGevity Foundation. “Our goal with the LUNGevity Lung Cancer Navigator app is to empower patients and provide them with a forum for connecting to customized information and a support community that helps them navigate life with understanding and much less fear.” While lung cancer can affect anyone regardless of gender or ethnicity, only 18% of people diagnosed with the disease survive five years or more. LUNGevity Foundation strives to change outcomes for people living with lung cancer through research, education, support and advocacy. Through the LUNGevity Lung Cancer Navigator app, LUNGevity Foundation aims to provide patients and caregivers with a greater sense of empowerment, understanding and improved management of personal diagnostic, treatment and appointment information. The LUNGevity Lung Cancer Navigator was developed through an educational grant from Bristol-Myers Squibb. LUNGevity’s Lung Cancer Navigator Mobile App is available as a free download on iOS and Android devices. For more information and to view a demonstration video, visit https://www.lungevity.org/. About Lung Cancer: 1 in 15 Americans will be diagnosed with lung cancer in their lifetime More than 224,000 people in the U.S. will be diagnosed with lung cancer this year About 60% of all new lung cancer diagnoses are among people who have never smoked or are former smokers Lung cancer kills more people than the next three cancers (colorectal, breast, and pancreatic) combined Only 18% of all people diagnosed with lung cancer will survive 5 years or more, BUT if it's caught before it spreads, the chance for 5-year survival improves dramatically About LUNGevity Foundation: LUNGevity Foundation is firmly committed to making an immediate impact on increasing quality of life and survivorship of people with lung cancer by accelerating research into early detection and more effective treatments, as well as by providing community, support, and education for all those affected by the disease. Our vision is a world where no one dies of lung cancer. For more information about LUNGevity Foundation, please visit www.LUNGevity.org. ### Press Contact: Cynthia Inácio 212-561-7476 firstname.lastname@example.org