Officially launching this October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an Australian company’s new app, Breast Cancer Recovery, will assist women globally who have been diagnosed with breast cancer, from their initial diagnosis through to their treatment and recovery.
Breast Cancer Recovery’s founder, Sandra J De Poi, and the allied health medical team believe the app will make a positive difference to the lives of women going through the physically and emotionally challenging journey that is breast cancer.
With over 15,000 women diagnosed with breast cancer each year in Australia, and over 2 million women globally, the Breast Cancer Recovery app empowers women during this uncertain and overwhelming time to make clear and informed choices in all areas of their life, and avoid the “Google overload” and confusion that often follows a breast cancer diagnosis.
Breast Cancer Recovery provides a one-stop resource for women to achieve the best possible health outcomes, to optimise their treatment efficacy, to bounce back quicker, and to minimise their treatment side effects. The information in the app covers a range of topics including nutrition, food, recipes, fasting, vitamin D, lifestyle and mindfulness.
Importantly, with recent research demonstrating the benefits of exercise during chemotherapy treatment, unique to Breast Cancer Recovery are its individualised exercise programs that can be undertaken in the comfort of the user’s own home and the app includes over 100 videos demonstrating each exercise.
Lauren Locke, the physiotherapist on the Breast Cancer Recovery team was instrumental in designing the app’s exercise programs. “Often, going to the gym and exercising is one of the last things people undergoing breast cancer treatment feel like doing. Commonly, nausea, pain and fatigue are issues, so we wanted to create a tool that allowed women to undertake a researched exercise program in the comfort of their own home, at a time convenient to them,” Lauren says.
Another member of the Breast Cancer Recovery team is Clinical Nutritionist, Megan Koerner, who used her biochemistry knowledge and experience to provide nutritional and lifestyle recommendations that have been proven to positively contribute to a breast cancer patient’s treatment and recovery. “All the content in the app is based on the latest clinical and scientific evidence-based research, and it was produced in consultation with oncologists and general practitioners. We made the app to give women support and to make their breast cancer journey less confusing, all the while complementing the advice and treatments of their medical practitioners. Even if women follow just two things in the app, it’s going to have a positive impact on their recovery,” Megan describes.
Breast Cancer Recovery is available now for Apple and Android devices. App store links and further information can be found at https://breastcancerrecoveryapp.com/
Breast Cancer Recovery Pty Ltd
Breast Cancer Recovery Pty Ltd is an Australian company focused on optimising health and recovery outcomes during breast cancer treatment and beyond, ensuring at all times that information is evidence-based and supported by the latest clinical research.