Created: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 10:40:00 EST
Updated: Mon, 06 May 2013 02:02:16 EST
It's easy to take computers for granted. But when it comes to medicine, computers can help save lives. NewsCentral's Portia Lake shows you a computer program that's helping cancer patients improve their quality of life. Receiving a cancer diagnosis is life changing news. New technology at the medical center makes it possible to navigate through all the new information. Cancer is such an overwhelming diagnosis; many people still don't know what questions to ask. With all this literature, the software, the classes, we feel that patients that are knowledgeable are ready to embark on that treatment and we can help them through that The new technology launched by a breast cancer survivor is called Cancer help Patient Software and the information is all free. We want the community to come out and free of charge, let us help you show you how to use the software and get some information on cancer and to make treatment and lifestyle decisions The unit offers a touch panel flat screen and information so that patients who may not be computer literate can get the cancer education they need. There are thousands of fact sheets on all of the chemotherapy drugs. and all the other drugs used for cancer treatments, and over 100 types of cancer, and it is all available on our software, so you can print it out if you would like so you don't have to stay and read it. Doctors can refer patients to the Cancer Help Software or to this reading room in the Cancer Life Center that has hundreds of brochures It is available to all patients, and their family members and caregivers. It is not just for the medical center patients, it is for the whole community to come in and use. For more information on using the CancerHelp software, or if you would like to visit the Cancer Life reading room, Please call (478) 633-8537.