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New app that could reshape cancer care

EPA / HOW HWEE YOUNG

An innovative new app chemoWave could reshape cancer care by tracking patients’ moods, conditions and symptoms from chemotherapy.

“It essentially gives control to patients in a seemingly out of control situation,” chemoWave creator Matt Lashey told FOX Business Network. “This app, chemoWave, aims to help them understand what is connected to their highs and lows. Through correlation analysis we can help them understand if there is a medication that might be causing them to have a certain side effect or the impact of exercise or how much water they’re drinking.”

Lashey created the app when former spokesman to the US ambassador to the UN Richard Grnnell was diagnosed with cancer. This app is a spreadsheet of how you’ve done on medication, Grenell said. Lashey claims that chemoWave aims to personally address easch patient’s treatment plan.

“The dirty little secret is most of the side effects that are caused by chemotherapy can be managed and patients have options, but the way our society is sort of set up, it can be such an overwhelming experience, this app empowers them to take control,” he said.

The app is now free in the iTunes store and will soon be available for Android devices.

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