EL SEGUNDO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--chemoWave, the free app for cancer patients to track and share their treatment experiences with their doctors, today released the Top 10 things their 3,000 plus users say about their chemotherapy treatment experiences.
They Feel Better in the Morning
chemoWave users are almost 2x more likely to feel “best” in the morning: 57% vs. 29% who feel better in the afternoon, evening or late night.
Drinking More Water Makes a Difference
chemoWave users say the most common non-medicine related strategy for fighting nausea is to drink more water. 58% said they tried ‘more water intake’ to relieve nausea.
They Have Anxiety During Treatment
66% of chemoWave users experienced anxiety while going through chemotherapy.
Fear and Sometimes Hopelessness Occurs
57% of chemoWave users experienced fear, while 26% admits to complete hopelessness.
They Don’t Talk to Counselors
66% of chemoWave users said they haven’t talked with a counselor during chemotherapy treatments.
Most are determined to be physically active throughout their
80% of chemoWave users claim to be determined to be as physically active as possible while going through chemo – 45% = “very” and 35% = “somewhat.”
Thirty Minutes of Physical Activity Helps with Stress
80% of chemoWave users who report at least 30 minutes of physical activity per day claim they’re coping with everyday stress at least “somewhat well”, while only 61% who report less than 30 minutes each day make the same claim.
Feeling “Too Tired” is the #1 Challenge to Being Active
70% of chemoWave users say ‘feeling too tired’ is their biggest barrier to being more physically active, followed by 37% who say it’s about “not feeling motivated.”
They Take Their Medications as Directed
96% of chemoWave users think they’ve followed their treatment plan and medication protocols “very well” or “somewhat well” (70% and 26%, respectively).
They Feel “In Control”
Despite their circumstances, 60% of chemoWave users feels that they have “a great deal of control” (22%) or “a good amount of control” (38%) over their future health. Just over one-third thinks they have “very little control” (36%), and a mere 4% thinks they don’t have any control.
chemoWave, from Treatment Technologies & Insights, has more than 3,000 users with more than 70 different types of cancers. chemoWave was launched a month after results of a seven year clinical trial were presented at the 2017 annual meeting for the American Society of Clinical Oncologists (ASCO) that proved patient reported symptom tracking and monitoring saves and extends cancer patients’ lives. Since then, chemoWave has launched a collaboration with ASCO’s cancer.net to provide patient insights via the chemoWave app from America’s leading on-line destination for cancer patients.
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