Better Lung Cancer Survival? There’s an App for That

Better Lung Cancer Survival? There's an App for That - Health Council

” A new smartphone app may help lung cancer patients live longer and better by monitoring their symptoms and alerting doctors to potential problems, researchers report.”

“About 75 percent of high-risk lung cancer patients were alive one year after they started using the Moovcare app, compared with 49 percent of patients provided typical cancer care, Denis said.Patients also lived seven months longer, on average, when using Moovcare — about 19 months compared to an average of 12 months for nonusers.”

“This is one way to monitor symptoms, and certainly the survival data looked really encouraging, but we have to figure out how we would actually implement it,” he said. “We want to make sure this is worth implementing a whole new system for monitoring patients.”

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