Let the Belong App Help You in Your Fight Against Cancer By: Erin Konrad
You don’t have to suffer through your cancer battle alone. The Belong app is here to give you support from the largest social network of cancer patients and their caregivers. By using the Belong app, you’ll have access to more than 100,000 patients who are fighting against cancer just like you. They can help answer your questions, address your concerns, and give you hope that you’ll get through this.
It’s really easy to get started with the Belong app. Just download it from either the Apple Store or Google Play for free. You’ll need to indicate if you’re a patient or family/friend, and then enter your phone number. Belong will send you a verification code. From there, select the type of cancer you have – there are groups for everything from leukemia and melanoma to breast and colon cancer. There are a variety of support groups you can join with tons of information to help both educate and empower you. The app also allows you to connect with expert researchers, oncologists, and radiologists right from your phone. So, whether you have a question for a fellow cancer patient or for a medical professional, the Belong app has resources for everything you might need. There’s also information about clinical trials in your area. Plus, the group topics can cover a wide variety of topics, including possible side effects, alternative medicine options, and spiritual guidance. Every part of your cancer journey is covered through the Belong app.
Along with the ability to connect with fellow cancer patients, Belong also lets you keep track of all of your medical information right from the app. You can organize and manage your records and then easily share them with your medical team or with your friends and family. Having all of your info in one place can be helpful, especially for assistance managing your doctor’s appointments, chemotherapy treatments, and lab and blood work results. Staying organized will help you be on top of your cancer treatment, while also removing some of the added stress that can come about during a major illness like this.
There’s almost too much good stuff on the Belong app! It can feel a little overwhelming when you’re getting started since there are so many support groups and sub-groups to connect with. One way to minimize this breadth of information is to select only the groups that best fit your diagnosis and experiences. That way you can eliminate some of the extra posts and content that don’t apply to you. Also, try personalizing the app so that you don’t receive too many notifications. Otherwise, the Belong app is easy to use. There aren’t a lot of complicated features so you can navigate the features even if you’re not feeling well.
You don’t have to be in this fight alone. Use the Belong app today to help you get the support you’ll need to heal!