Millions of people around the world suffer from cancer-related fatigue
Untire, the first mobile app to address Cancer-Related Fatigue (CRF), is now available for free. Fatigue is the most common side effect of cancer and its treatment. Almost 40% of all cancer patients and survivors suffer from severe and prolonged fatigue. Untire’s easy-to-use self-management program provides support to the millions of cancer patients and survivors suffering worldwide.
CRF is characterized by feelings of exhaustion and weakness. The lack of energy often impacts daily living, reduces quality of life with debilitating social and economic consequences.
Untire offers a comprehensive program based on proven methods with education on topics such as anxiety and sleep disorders along with stress-reduction activities and physical exercises. This digital medicine was developed by Dr. Bram Kuiper, a clinical psychologist in oncology for over thirty years.
Untire is available for free in the App Store and Google Play in 25 EU Countries, United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. It is designed to help all cancer patients and survivors regardless of age, cancer stage or cancer type. For more information visit www.untire.me
In the United States alone, this impacts over eight million people and tens of millions worldwide. Although fatigue is the most common side effect of cancer, it lacks awareness amongst patients and providers. Doctors, nurses and other care providers often do not have an answer to the problem.
“We are proud that we can provide this new resource, which is so important for cancer patients and healthcare providers,” says Dr. Kuiper. “There is now great interest, among patients, patient advocacy groups, hospitals, oncologists and nurses to use the app in blended care; the combination of regular medical treatments and online support.”
Tired of Cancer has commissioned a Randomized-Control-Trial study with the University of Groningen (Netherlands) that includes more than a thousand users of the Untire app, in six countries. “The first results, as we see them, from weekly measurements in the app, are more than encouraging,” says Dr. Kuiper. ” Final results will be available in 2019, but we are already convinced that the Untire app can make a huge contribution to solving the major problem of fatigue that so many people face with cancer.”
About Tired of Cancer:
In 2013, Dr. Bram Kuiper and co-founder Door Vonk, MA sought out a solution that would help millions of cancer and former cancer patients worldwide in their fight against fatigue. Since 2017, they have devoted themselves entirely to the development of Untire. Tired of Cancer’s mission is to help as many cancer patients and survivors as possible all over the world to regain energy and improve quality of life. As a social enterprise, Tired of Cancer is committed to investing future revenues into further development of Untire as well as research and development for new cancer fatigue solutions. It is part of the Horizon 2020 program of the European Research and Innovation program. For more information, visit www.tiredofcancerapp.com or www.untire.me
Barbara Jacoby is an award winning blogger that has contributed her writings to multiple online publications that have touched readers worldwide.