Healthline Breast Cancer App
It’s so important to know you aren’t alone.
There were many times, especially in the beginning of my journey, that I felt completely alone. Now, this isn’t to say that I didn’t have an amazingly supportive tribe of family & friends behind me, because I absolutely did, but I frequently felt at odds with how I was feeling. Despite having such a great support system behind me every step of the way, I still felt very isolated. Even though I had so many people who cared for me, there was no way they could truly understand what I was going through.
I talk a lot about the main reasons why I wanted to start this blog: because I couldn’t find the answers I wanted, because resources weren’t geared toward 24 year olds and because I didn’t want others like me to feel as alone as I did when I was first diagnosed. I’m so lucky to be given the platform and reach that I grow my community every day and, because of this, I’ve partnered with an amazing community resource that I want to share with all of you.
The Healthline Breast Cancer App has been an incredible resource and support group for me over the past month that I’ve been using it. I love that it matches you with similar women and that you’re able to tailor your profile to reflect your experience with breast cancer (for example, your hormone status, staging, treatments and topics you’re interested in.)
Another feature of the app I’m really enjoying is the “Groups” feature. Groups are message boards open to all users that focus on different topics of interest to breast cancer patients. I’ve personally been having some struggles with Hormone Therapy recently, so I’ve been reaching out to this Group to learn more about other women’s experiences and hear any tips they may have learned along the way.
I’ll also be hosting a live chat on the app on Tuesday, October 30th, 2018 from 9-10pm EST. Be sure to follow me on Instagram for updates on the chat topic & reminders! To join the chat, and to utilize all the community features and resources Healthline has to offer, download the free app HERE, available for iPhone and Android!