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We've all heard the old adage 'Prevention is better than cure'. But we've heard it so many times that sayings like these sometimes simply bounce off us. Which is why breast cancer apps are important - they remind us how crucial it is to have regular checks, while also answering our questions and soothing our concerns. Here's to supporting the cause.

By Compiled by Janice Rodrigues

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Published: Fri 14 Oct 2016, 12:00 AM

Last updated: Fri 14 Oct 2016, 2:00 AM

TweetCaster Pink
We all have to tweet so why not support the cause while we're at it? TweetCaster Pink is a great third party app that will enable you to post simultaneously on Twitter and Facebook, create colour-coded tweets based on keywords, add in cool filters to your photos, and 'Zip' unwanted people from your timeline without having to block them. And those are not the only cool functions it has! It's priced at $10 for Android, which seems steep, but a portion of that goes to a non-profit breast cancer awareness foundation.
iOS, Android

Breast Cancer: Beyond the Shock
No one wants to imagine it happening to them, but if it does, you want to be fully informed of the situation. That's where this app comes in. If you, or a loved one, has been diagnosed, download it to get the support of medical experts from all over the world. The app includes instructional videos, an online forum, where you can ask questions, and videos about different treatments. You can even learn about other women who have been through cancer themselves. As they say, knowledge is power.

This one emphasises that it's all about early detection. Not only does it have videos on how to do a breast cancer check, it allows you to set reminders for when you would like to do your next check. If you're busy at that time, just move the reminder to another day. If every woman examined herself regularly, we could save 1,500 lives a year, the app mentions in its description, and that's something we should all keep in mind.
iOS, Android

Boarding for Breast Cancer's free app wants you to do a monthly breast self-exam, and it will set reminders, and teach you just how to go about it. We appreciate this app because it comes with handy wellness and health-related tips and recipes. Unfortunately, we can't be a part of their regular activities since it's US-based.

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