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Summed- Breast cancer survivor decodes diagnosis for every patient.

Shared by Carolina Piedade on 2022-01-04 20:15

About the solution

When Larisa Aragon Castro was first diagnosed with breast cancer, she was fooled with a diagnosis that was so incredibly worrying that she couldn't listen to anything else the doctors were saying. After the dust settled she was left with multiple pages of information regarding her diagnosis, the prognosis of her disease, and the next steps in her treatment. This overflow of information left her disorientated, not knowing what to tackle first and who to ask in order to better understand the overall picture.

This is how Summed began! Larissa wanted to democratize medical information in order to make it accessible and understandable to patients, informal caregivers and families.

This relies in an application where people put their medical reports or some scientific article in which treatment options are discussed, and after a few seconds the patient receives the “translation” of the report in a very clear and easy-to-understand summary, Apart from this, and the patient also receives information about the most credible sources regarding their problem. This "translation" can be done, at the moment, in up to 60 languages.

Get in touch with the founder of summed via https://twitter.com/larisa_aragon

This solution shall not include mention to the use of drugs, chemicals or biologicals (including food); invasive devices; offensive, commercial or inherently dangerous content. This solution was not medically validated. Proceed with caution! If you have any doubts, please consult with a health professional.

About the author

Larisa Aragon Castro, with the help of Simone, Florian, Matthias and Stefanie invented Summed, an app to decode medical jargon.

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