The most common cancer in women worldwide

16 October 2013 | Sarah Muckler, Director of Health Marketing, Worldwide
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women worldwide according to the World Health Organization. This statistic is astonishing to me. Between my sisters, sisters-in-law, mother, and me, I live in fear that it will happen to one of us. And so many people have either lost a loved one to breast cancer or know someone who has.
 
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I decided to tackle this fear by arming myself with knowledge. I truly believe that with any health issue, the more you know, the better you can reduce your risks and know what to look for to increase your chance of catching something early—when you have the best chance of beating it.
 
And fortunately, with today’s technologies, it’s easier than ever for women to educate ourselves on health issues. From a quick search on the Windows 8 apps store, I found several apps that offer fast, convenient ways to learn about breast cancer and developments in its treatment.
 
One of the great benefits of mobile apps is that health information can be accessed anywhere, anytime. You don’t have to sit down at your desktop for hours to do research. Next time you’re on the commuter train or waiting in line somewhere, take out your mobile device and use the time to learn and be inspired by these great Windows 8 breast cancer apps:
 
  • Breast Cancer Awareness App. Since there are always new information and research coming out, I like this app because it gives you a quick view of the latest news on the web about breast cancer.
  • Fight Against Breast Cancer App. This app covers the gamut on breast cancer – from risk factors, symptoms, and self-diagnosis to treatment options and motivational videos. It includes inspiring examples of women who are fighting the fight against breast cancer, including Angelina Jolie’s story.
  • Susan G. Komen For the Cure App. This is an informative app that provides live, up-to-date information about the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation. The foundation creates breast cancer awareness and raises money for breast cancer research. I’ve run the Susan G Komen Race for the Cure many times and I’ve always been impressed and moved by the women who run for themselves, run for someone they’re supporting, or run in honor of someone they’ve lost to breast cancer. The races are so inspiring and a great way to get my husband and kids involved.
 
Technology today offers such powerful resources for women’s health issues. Whether you use the apps above or find other resources, I encourage you to do at least one thing to get informed or get involved to help in the fight against breast cancer this month.
 
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Sarah Muckler
Director of Health Marketing, Worldwide

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Sarah Muckler | Director of Health Marketing, Worldwide

Sarah Muckler leads Worldwide Health Marketing for Microsoft where she focuses on global marketing strategy and executing programs for continued growth in the health industry. Read more