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)
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.”
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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.