Backed by the International Union Against Cancer and the World Health Organization, February 4th has been named World Cancer Day. Cancer is becoming increasingly preventable but when it’s not, we want patients to be able to take control of their care. At Navigating Cancer, we are committed to help patients navigate their journey by providing the tools and resources necessary to partner with their doctors.
With our launch just two weeks ago, we are excited to announce that thousands of patients have accessed Navigating Cancer! Our goal for you is to have a copy of your own health record. With a cancer diagnosis, you will see a number of healthcare providers in a variety of settings and locations. Some of the time, your providers might not have all the information about your care. You should know your treatments, your lab results, and the basic information for your care. This will help you communicate more effectively with your healthcare team.
Organizing your care has never been so easy, with Navigating Cancer, we believe these three main components will empower you as a patient:
- Your own health record: Create a secure record of your treatments and medications including surgeries, radiation, chemotherapy and other treatments.
- Daily Health Tracker: Easily track your health and side effects to better understand what’s happening and help you manage your condition.
- Prepare for appointments: Maximize the time you spend with your doctor and communicate your issues more effectively by using our reports
Since our launch, not only have patients been tracking their health but they have also been providing us feedback. We’re looking forward to continuing to learn from patients so we can create the most useful application to help patients keep track of their health and more effectively partner with their healthcare team.
Log onto www.navigatingcancer.com today to begin and stay tuned as we continue to update you on our progress!