The recovery journey for a cancer patient should not be a lonely one.
It all started with a winning idea submitted by a Malaysian youth at Telenor Youth Forum about 2 years ago, to improve the support network of cancer patients through a virtual group connected by a mobile app.
A strong believer in the power of the internet, Digi jumped at this opportunity, collaborated with a local not-for-profit cancer organisation, National Cancer Society Malaysia (NCSM) and together came up with the Stronger than Cancer mobile app, Malaysia’s first comprehensive and localised digital cancer health and wellness services platform.
According to Eugene Teh, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, Digi has always been at the forefront of digital connectivity in this country. In line with our digital journey to be customers’ favourite partner in digital lives, Stronger than Cancer is an opportunity for us to create a meaningful impact in the lives of Malaysians, and at the same time helping more segment of the society to benefit from being connected.
“We believe that this collaboration with NCSM, allows us to enable the advocacy for health through mobile connectivity, empowering the communities by making available relevant digital solutions as well as facilitating better informed communication content,” he added.
Digital Inclusion and Connectivity
The Stronger than Cancer mobile app provides cancer patients, cancer survivors, caregivers, friends or family members, the access and opportunity to lend or receive moral and emotional support to battle cancer. One of its key highlights is the 24/7 community forum backed by NCSM’s experienced administrators and supported by doctors and professional caregivers who are able to provide users with advise and consultation. It is also a repository of a wide range of information on anything and everything about cancer. Users are also able to find relevant contacts through the app’s comprehensive local directory.
People who encounter cancer or know a cancer patient can now help make cancer a less lonely journey by downloading the Stronger than Cancer app from the Google Play Store for Android users and the App Store for iOS users.