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Mobile Resources of interest to patients and their caregivers. Selected by the librarians at MSKCC.
Last Updated: Apr 21, 2015 URL: Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts
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About Patient/Caregiver Mobile Library Resources

Mobile resources of interest to Patients and their Caregivers are described on this tab. They are categorized as follows: Health-U.S. Government, About Cancer, Quit Smoking, Medication-Related Resources, Diet and FitnessSigns and Symptoms, Emergencies and First Aid, Resources to Feed the Mind, Local Amenities and Other Useful Health sites and apps. Some resources require a fee for access or downloading; they are indicated with a $ sign. The device on which the resource can be accessed or downloaded is indicated to the right of the resource name.

In addition, Patients & Caregivers can keep up with mobile health applications by visiting the Consumer section of the Food and Drug Administration website.

We welcome your suggestions for new mobile library resources to add to this page; there is a box in the lower right corner where you can suggest links.

About Cancer

  • American Cancer Society
    A mobile-friendly version of the Society’s flagship Web site, delivers the same content available on, but now re-styled and formatted for easy viewing on a mobile smart phone. puts the most trusted source of cancer information into a consumer’s hands whenever and wherever they need it, and we are really excited to announce this launch and improved user experience.
  • Breast Cancer Diagnosis Guide- iPhone
    This app walks you through your breast cancer pathology report and other tests and information that you and your doctor will use to help decide which treatments are right for you.
  • iBreast Check-iPhone, iPad
    The app includes a breast check video demonstrating how women can check their breasts, the ability to set your own reminders for a breast check, and a risk report to assess how your lifestyle could affect your risk of getting breast cancer.
  • iCANcer- iPhone: $
    iCANcer is the first app specifically designed to help cancer patients, caregivers, and cancer survivors manage their medical information. Developed by a two-time cancer survivor, iCANcer will personalize the “Cancer Journey” and store all your important medical information including cancer treatments, medications, medical issues, appointment information, and medical contacts in the palm of your hand.
  • Cancer Coach-iPhone, iPad, Android
    My Cancer Coach, developed in partnership with and Fight Colorectal Cancer, is a free mobile tool, designed for cancer patients, to provide specific information about personalized cancer treatment options and to help manage your cancer journey.
  • Cancer.Net: iPhone
    Cancer.Net Mobile is a free companion to the Cancer.Net website
  • Cancer Terms Pro-iPhone: $
    Cancer Terms Pro is the leading professional level Oncological Glossary for iPhone and iTouch. With a database of thousands of Treatment, Prevention, Diagnosis, Alternative and Oncological Terms it maintains a comprehensive collection available right at your fingertips. No internet connection required!
  • Conquer Cancer Foundation-iPhone, iPad
    Established by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), the Foundation supports vitally important clinical research, patient education, and patient advocacy programs that benefit the world today and create new hope for the future.
  • Cure Magazine-iPhone
    Get the latest cancer information from CURE on your iPhone or iPad for FREE! CURE magazine, a free publication for cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers, combines science and humanity to make cancer understandable. By empowering patients with informative articles on medical, psychosocial, and practical issues, CURE takes them from diagnosis to survivorship.
  • Do One Thing-Android, iPhone, iPad
    First, start by cutting yourself some slack. You don’t have to change everything at once. Just do one thing. Doing one healthy thing every day can help you live longer and reduce your cancer risk. The Do One Thing App is brought to you by Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. At SCCA, doctors from Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, UW Medicine and Seattle Children's work together to turn cancer patients into cancer survivors.
  • Focus on Lymphoma- iPhone, iPad
    Comprehensive lymphoma information and tools to help patients and caregivers understand their lymphoma and manage their cancer treatment. Up-to-date resources on every type of lymphoma from the nation’s largest non-profit dedicated to lymphoma research and education, the Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF).
  • LIVESTRONG English-Spanish Dictionary of Cancer Terms-iPhone
    "Quickly search 6,000+ definitions provided by the National Cancer Institute. Switch views between languages to facilitate translation. No Internet access required during use."
  • Melanoma Post-iPhone, iPad
    The MYELOMA POST has been developed to serve as a gateway to the educational, research, support and advocacy programs and information on the IMF’s website ( Regular, often daily, updates provide access to medical news, educational programs, quality of life support resources, and advocacy activities, in addition to patient, caregiver, and medical blogs and communities.
  • My Cancer Manager-iPhone, iPad
    Thanks to My Cancer Manager℠, you can now track your stress level and connect with vital cancer information and support. This free application empowers people living with cancer to rate and track concerns over time and report progress to their health care team and others.
  • MyMSK-iPhone, iPad
    MyMSK makes it easier for patients at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center to manage important aspects of their care. With the app, you can message directly with your healthcare team, schedule your appointments, track your symptoms, keep tabs on your medications, generate reports to share with your doctors, and more.
  • NCCN Reimbursement Resource-Android, iPhone, iPad
    The oncology reimbursement landscape continues to present ever-evolving challenges for clinicians and others who work with patients with cancer. As a response to these ongoing challenges, help is available through the NCCN Reimbursement Resource App.
  • Pocket Cancer Care Guide-iPhone, iPad
    The Pocket Cancer Care Guide is an app for you and your family, friends and loved ones to quickly and easily build lists of practical questions used to guide conversations between you and your doctors and nurses.
  • iSave Fertility-iPhone, iPad
    The app provides healthcare professionals with a mobile toolkit to help them discuss fertility preservation options with cancer patients and their families. The app includes four patient fact sheets that providers can email directly to patients. It also provides access to, a joint website of The Hormone Foundation® and the Oncofertility Consortium®.
  • Transplant (HCT) Guidelines- Android, iPhone, iPad
    The Transplant Guidelines App provides care guidelines for physicians and bone marrow transplant recipients.

Quit Smoking Apps

  • MyQuit Coach-iPhone
    The LIVESTRONG.COM MyQuit Coach application allows you to design a personalized plan to help you quit smoking. Through this intuitive iPhone app, you'll evaluate your current status, set attainable goals and adjust preferences according to your needs. You'll have the option to choose to quit smoking right away or gradually decrease your daily nicotine intake.
  • My QuitLine-iPhone
    My QuitLine puts you in touch with FREE expert advice to help you quit smoking. This app connects you--by phone or by live help-- with a trained quit smoking counselor at the National Cancer Institute Quitline.
  • NCI QuitPal-iPhone, iPad
    NCIQuitPal is a free smartphone app to support smokers working to become smoke-free. This interactive app is developed using proven quit strategies and tools to help change behavior and assist you with giving up smoking.
  • QuitGuide-iPhone
    The Smokefree QuitGuide app for your smartphone is now available for download on iTunes!

Signs and Symptoms

  • CARD - Contact Allergen Replacement Database-iPhone, iPad
    Created in collaboration with Mayo Clinic, CARD is the world's most complete contact allergen database that helps individuals suffering from Contact Dermatitis avoid potential allergens and prevent allergic outbreaks. With a database of over 8,000 allergens and potential cross-reactors, CARD helps you screen skin-care products for chemicals you should avoid and gain peace of mind knowing what is or is not safe to use.
  • iHeadache-iPhone
    Do you suffer from recurring headaches? Maybe you’ve tried countless things to relieve your pain. Wouldn’t it help you to keep track of your headaches, disability, medications taken, and triggers as you have your headaches?
  • iTriage- Android, iPhone
    Helps you make appropriate and cost-effective decisions about when and where to find the medical help you need. More than one million listings of healthcare resources.
  • Zyrtec® AllergyCast- iPhone
    Get the allergy forecast for today and tomorrow along with the day’s top allergens. Let the iPhone / iPod touch GPS locator use your current location or from the Home tab select another location by touching the map icon and entering a zip code or a city and state.

Emergencies and First Aid

  • First Aid by American Red Cross: Android, iPhone, iPad
    Accidents happen. The official American Red Cross First Aid app puts expert advice for everyday emergencies in your hand. Get the app and be prepared for what life brings. With videos, interactive quizzes and simple step-by-step advice it’s never been easier to know first aid.

Local Amenities

  • Bing-iPhone
    Discover what’s relevant near you and complete tasks more easily right from Bing, wherever you are. Tell Bing what you are looking for with voice activated search – even addresses. Bing helps you to easily find a restaurant, with the cuisine, atmosphere, and location you're looking for, in the price range you want. You can even reserve a table or order takeout right from Bing.
  • HopStop- iPhone
    This application provides detailed public transit directions and information. Whether you're traveling by bus, subway, taxi, or walking, this app will get you where you're going. Be sure to read about the unique iPhone features and travel customization options below. Have a great trip!
  • MapQuest- Android, Blackberry, iPhone
    The FREE MapQuest app lets you get turn-by-turn, GPS-style directions and more from your iPhone™ or Android™ phone.

Health - U.S. Government

  • Center for Disease Control App-iPad
    CDC’s official app helps you explore a variety of health information including our health articles, popular journals, timely updates and access to social media. This application is a companion to CDC’s trusted website (
  • Center for Disease Control Mobile Site-Android, Blackberry, iPhone
    CDC's health information is now available on your mobile device. Visit on your mobile phone or PDA for information on seasonal flu, H1N1 flu, public health emergencies, and more.
  • DailyMed-Android, Blackberry, iPhone
    DailyMed provides high quality information about marketed drugs. This information includes FDA labels (package inserts). This Web site provides health information providers and the public with a standard, comprehensive, up-to-date, look-up and download resource of medication content and labeling as found in medication package inserts. The National Library of Medicine (NLM) provides this as a public service and does not accept advertisements.
  • Health Hotlines-iPhone
    Health Hotlines is a directory of organizations with toll-free telephone numbers. It is derived from DIRLINE, the National Library of Medicine's Directory of Information Resources Online. This database contains descriptions of almost 9,000 biomedical organizations and resources.
  • MedlinePlus Mobile- Android, Blackberry, iPhone
    Browse health information, find important drug information, and explore health topics in English or Spanish from your mobile device.
  • TOXNET- Android, Blackberry, iPhone, iPad
    Databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, environmental health, and toxic releases.

Diet and Fitness

  • Ask The Nutritionist: Recipes for Fighting Cancer-iPhone, iPad
    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute created this app to help you find recipes for staying healthy, getting you through treatment, and living and eating healthy for the rest of your life. Features include: recipes for planned meals, hundreds of recipes and nutrition tips, recipes to manage cancer side-effects, questions and answers about healthy eating for cancer patients and survivors, and ability to create shopping lists.
  • GoMeals- iPhone
    GoMeals™ makes it easy to access nutritional information, find restaurants and keep track of your food intake.
  • Map My Ride- Android, iPhone, and iPad
    Track cycling, running and over 600 types of other activities
  • MyPlate Calorie Tracker-Android, Blackberry, iPhone $
    This calorie counter lets you enter your age, height, weight and activity level, and set your own goal for weight loss or maintenance. It will then set a daily calorie intake and, equipped with a database of over 525,000 food and restaurant items, give you an easy way to keep track of what you eat. Like any good calorie tracker, it also lets you enter exercises for "credit."
  • Livestrong Daily Plate - Android, Blackberry, iPhone (web)
    A calorie counter application to help you lose weight. From Livestrong.
  • Motion Doctor-iPhone: $
    The Motion Doctor app for Physical Therapy is a powerful, easy to use reference and teaching tool for anyone who wants to prevent painful syndromes from developing. Created by Dr. Desirea D. Caucci, PT, DPT for the general public, Physical Therapists and their patients, Motion Doctor for iPad includes over 60 high quality videos with narrative and written text instructions, along with rationales for each exercise.
  • RunKeeper-Android, iPhone, iPad
    oin the more than 20 million people who are using RunKeeper to turn their phone into a personal trainer in their pocket! Track your runs, walks, bike rides, hikes, and more using the GPS in your iPhone.
  • Weight Watchers Mobile-iPhone
    It’s more convenient than ever to connect to Weight Watchers from wherever you are. Always on the run? Get it to go: Get the latest recipes, health news, exercise info, etc. Plus, our iPhone App is now fully updated to work with our brand new PointsPlus program.

Medication-Related Resources

  • About Herbs: iPhone, iPad
    About Herbs is presented by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center’s Integrative Medicine Service. This app works on iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch devices.
    More than 200 monographs describing the structure, purported uses, adverse effects, and drug interactions of various herbs, botanicals, supplements, complementary therapies, and more.
  • Drug Information Portal- Android, Blackberry, iPhone, iPad
    The NLM Drug Information Portal gives users a gateway to selected drug information from the U.S. National Library of Medicine and other key U.S. Government agencies. Many drugs in other countries are covered, but not as thoroughly as U.S. drugs.
  • Family Drug Guide- Android, Blackberry iPhone :$
    Ever wonder what's in those pills your doctor prescribed? Or, perhaps even more relevant, what all those pills your aging parents take are for? Family Drug Guide ($4.99) for the BlackBerry, iPhone and Android devices draws on Consumer Reports Health and the American Society for Health-System Pharmacists to provide information about indications, side effects, and so on for both prescription and over-the-counter drugs. It also lets you bookmark the drugs you and your family are taking.
  • iHealth Log-iPhone : $
    iHealth Log helps individuals with chronic health issues manage their disease. All medications and dosages are easily maintained along with important prescription details including a photograph of the medication and Physician and Pharmacy information. The diary tracks daily medications and measurements which are critical to disease
  • MedCoach Medication Reminder-iPhone, iPad
    MedCoach is an easy-to-use medical app that helps you remember to take your medications and pills at the right time and day. Never forget to take your meds! MedCoach can also connect to your pharmacy to refill your prescriptions. MedCoach is medication management and a medication reminder made easy!
  • MedWatcher- iPhone
    Stay up to date with the latest news and government safety alerts for the prescription medicines you take. Submit any side effects you experience to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to make drugs safer for everyone.
  • MyMedSchedule Mobile- Android, iPhone, iPad, and
    MyMedSchedule Mobile is a secure medication schedule and reminder program, complete with pictures of your pills. It allows you to create and save easy-to-understand medication schedules.
  • WebMD Medication Reminders-Apple Watch
    WebMD's Apple Watch app will enable consumers to view daily medication schedules and instructions, as well as pill images with dosage and timing information, plus receive reminders when it's time to take a given medication – right on their Apple Watch.

Resources to Feed the Mind

  • Brighter And Bigger- iPhone, iPad
    Brighter And Bigger" is a reading glasses application for people who feel difficulty reading fine print and focusing on nearby objects such as presbyopia, cataract and low vision. "Brighter And Bigger" helps you to read books, magazines, newspapers by shows you their brighter, bigger and clearer images with scientific color changing methods.
  • CaringBridge-iPhone (app)
    CaringBridge for iPhone makes it easy to stay connected to your loved ones while you’re on-the-go. Use your iPhone or iPod Touch to visit CaringBridge websites and leave messages of support in guestbooks. CaringBridge is a nonprofit providing free, private websites for people facing a serious health event, care and recovery.
  • CaringBridge - Android, Blackberry, iPhone (web)
    CaringBridge for iPhone makes it easy to stay connected to your loved ones while you’re on-the-go. Use your iPhone or iPod Touch to visit CaringBridge websites and leave messages of support in guestbooks. CaringBridge is a nonprofit providing free, private websites for people facing a serious health event, care and recovery.
  • Flipboard-iPhone, iPad
    Designed for iPad and iPhone, Flipboard is a personal news magazine filled with everything being shared across the Web, from breaking news to stories on world events, sports, travel and more. Simply pick a few topics and your Flipboard is instantly populated with the news you care about.
  • Harvard Public Health News- iPhone, iPad
    With the HSPH Public Health News app members of the Harvard School of Public Health community and others can connect with each other and stay up-to-date on breaking public health news and research.
  • Mayo Clinic Meditation- iPhone: $
    Mayo Clinic Meditation is a clinically validated method of meditation you can easily practice using your iPhone or iPod. Developed by Mayo Clinic, this meditation program will help you feel more focused and relaxed throughout your day.
  • Nation’s Health Newspaper- Android, iPhone, iPad
    For the latest health news, public health professionals and decision-makers turn to The Nation's Health, the monthly newspaper of the American Public Health Association. The Nation’s Health app provides mobile access to newspaper content as full-page, expandable images or as individual text articles.

  • Music Therapy: Oncology- iPhone, iPad
    Supporting over 100,000 people per day, Music Therapy: Oncology offers a suite of clinically proven, personalized music therapy programs designed to support individuals being treated for cancer.
  • Path- Android, iPhone, iPad
    Path is the smart journal that helps you share life with the ones you love — your thoughts, the music you’re listening to, where you are, who you’re with, when you wake and when you sleep, and beautiful high quality photos and videos. And for those of you who like to share on public networks like Twitter, Foursquare, Tumblr, and Facebook, you can easily check-in, upload photos and videos, blog, and tweet directly from Path.
  • Play to Cure: Genes in Space- Android, iPhone, and iPad
    Play to Cure™: Genes in Space is a pioneering way of helping these scientists in their mission to beat cancer sooner and all via this world first mobile game. Instead of one lone scientist analysing a cancer data set by eye for hours, a group of gamers can get through that data simply by playing this space themed game and collecting a valuable and tradable substance dubbed, Element Alpha.
  • Pulse-Android, iPhone
    Pulse takes your favorite websites and transforms them into a colorful and interactive mosaic. Download it today!
  • Relax Melodies-iPhone, iPad
    Relax Melodies is the leader in personalized relaxation and sleep assistance. No more insomnia for you! Tension is a thing of the past at any moment! Just custom mix your favorite high quality sounds from a selection of 46, then slip naturally into a relaxed state or a deep, rejuvenating sleep. Join 5,000,000 relaxed users for the ultimate and easiest relaxation experience!
  • Sleep Cycle- iPhone, iPad: $
    An intelligent alarm clock that analyzes your sleep and wakes you in the lightest sleep phase – the natural way to wake up feeling rested and relaxed.
  • Snapseed-iPhone, iPad
    Reintroduced the ability to adjust frame width in the Frames app—use pinch / zoom gesture to adjust the width of the frame.
  • Sickweather-iPhone, iPad
    Receive real-time alerts whenever you enter a known sick zone where others have recently reported being sick. Choose from several illnesses, including Flu, Norovirus, Pink Eye and Whooping Cough.
  • Stop, Breathe and Think- iPhone, iPad
    The App is simple, fun, and easy to use. Check-in to how you are thinking and feeling, and select emotions that guide you to recommended choices from 15 age-appropriate mindfulness and compassion-building audio meditations in a prioritized list.

Other Useful Health sites and apps

  • Dermatology A-Z- Android
    The American Academy of Dermatology introduces the Dermatology A to Z (TM) mobile application specifically designed to serve consumers looking for skin health information.
  • Diabetes Pilot- iPhone: $
    Diabetes Pilot is a tool for managing diabetes on your iPhone or iPod Touch.
  • Health Tap
    HealthTap is the best way to quickly find, trusted, reputable doctor answers to health questions anytime, anywhere for free!

  • Human Body 3D Anatomy- iPhone: $
    The human body ENCYCLOPEDIA 3D. Inc.
  • Mobile Health Library-Android, iPhone, iPad
    Mobile Health LibraryTM (MHL) is the privacy-protected mobile app platform built for the unique education, service, and support needs of health-related customers, including patients, health professionals, caregivers, and consumers.
  • Mood Diary and Tracker
    Have more happy days! Track your mood with the Moody Me mood tracker app to find out what makes you feel good. Log your mood, note what affects it and record any treatments you’re taking. Take pictures of what makes you happy and play them back for an instant lift. Or see what makes you sad so you can better manage your mood.
  • My Dental Hub Mobile Patient Education- iPhone
    Free for Registered users of My Dental Hub Patient Education.
    My Dental Hub Mobile Patient Education allows access to animations with narration and images with narration for existing registered users of My Dental Hub Patient Education
  • NIH Depression Information-Android
    If you, or someone you care about suffers from Depression, this application will come in very handy for every day use. All information contained is from the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH). Included, you'll find sections on: symptoms, causes, diagnosis and treatments.
  • Outbreaks Near Me-Android, iPhone, iPad
    With HealthMap's Outbreaks Near Me application, you have all of HealthMap's latest real-time disease outbreak information at your fingertips. Open the app and see all current outbreaks in your neighborhood, including news about H1N1 influenza ( swine flu ).
  • PTSD and Trauma
    Mobile site on information and resources about trauma and PTSD
  • UMSKIN Check-iPhone, iPad
    UMSkinCheck is intended for skin cancer self exam and surveillance that allows users to complete and store a full body photographic library, track detected moles/lesions, access informational videos and literature and fill out a melanoma risk calculator.
  • ZocDoc- Android, iPhone, iPad
    Find & book doctor appointments in 3 simple steps: enter your zip code & insurance,
    see a list of doctors & their available times and Click to book an appointment!

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