Life With Cancer

SDG 3: Good Health and Well-Being
  • Year: 2012
  • Award: World Summit Award
  • Category: Health & Well Being
  • Producer: Kurt Damsgaard. Head of Communication / Co-Producer: Hanne Sandvang. Head of Web and New Media
  • Country: Denmark
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Life with Cancer is an app for cancer patients, caregivers, relatives and friends in Denmark. This app offers on-the-spot help, whenever patients and relatives need more information about a specific cancer, its symptoms and treatment, how to care for cancer patients, what to ask the doctor, where to get help or treatment. It contains a logbook/diary where patients can keep a log of their illness or share/ update information with others. Images, audio and video can be added to the logbook. Special features include a Checklist function to create to-do lists, questions for the doctor and share them with others. The Events function shows what is on at the nearest cancer counseling center and saves details to a calendar. The Addresses function offers locations and opening hours at cancer counseling centers throughout Denmark, as well as phone counseling and access to the online community. Users can access videos on cancer screenings and treatment, create password protected user profiles or enter data. Presentations are customized based on the information provided in the user profile. The app does not remove the anxiety associated with cancer, but it helps to relieve it, making life with cancer more humane.