Your key to coping: cancer support when you need it

Living with cancer can be challenging in many ways. Sometimes, it’s even a little isolating.

You deserve support every step of the way.

The Sidekick app is here to make your daily life a little easier. With Sidekick, you’ll get information and guidance that lasts 15 weeks.

The program focuses on typical symptoms and how to deal with them. You’ll learn ways to help you make small changes to feel better during treatment and beyond.

Your Sidekick will help you understand and cope with what’s happening in your body. Whether you’re interested in learning how to tackle fatigue, mental health, nutrition, or something else, Sidekick has got you covered.

Download the Sidekick app today and get started.

Program details

With Sidekick in your pocket, you can

Understand your cancer and symptoms

Understand your cancer and symptoms: Feel knowledgeable about cancer and empowered to maintain your quality of life

Build your self-confidence

Build your self-confidence: Improve your self-esteem and your ability to discuss difficult topics with your healthcare team and loved ones

Eat as best you can

Eat as best you can: Explore ideas for what foods to prioritize and why based on how you feel

Stay motivated and engaged with your health

Stay motivated and engaged with your health: Some days may seem like an uphill battle, but Sidekick helps you do what you can when you can

Rest well and stress less

Rest well and stress less: Learn techniques to set boundaries, practice mindfulness, and reduce stress during this difficult time

Move your way

Move your way: Discover how any sort of movement may boost your mood, strength, and overall well-being during treatment

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Based on behavioral science, built for you.

New and engaging information daily: Sidekick’s content is designed to help you learn about your body and keep you motivated to do as much as possible
Treatment-and-care
Explore what matters most: Instead of a boring, static program, Sidekick asks you what you want to focus on and begins there
Reliable, clinically-based guidance: This program was put together by a team of healthcare and communication professionals who truly care about you
Simple is best: You’ve got a lot going on, which is this program features easy-to-understand content that only takes 5-10 minutes out of your day
Exclusive advice: Get information specific to your treatment* within the program and via links to outside resources

*Available for certain treatment options; ask your healthcare team for details

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An educational library covering symptoms

Access knowledge to help you gain control over whatever is relevant to you at that moment.

Find info and tips on how to maximize your energy, find relief from pain, rebuild physical intimacy, sleep better, get into physical activity, prioritize nutrition, and more.

Mindfulness and stress management tools

Because the impact of cancer is not just physical, enjoy guidance on how to find your path to coping.

Most of the people who wrote this program have had cancer, so they know the adversity, stress, and uncertainty you’re going through.

The Sidekick app features guidance in how to build different mental health skills, tools for self-reflection, and a wealth of exercises for deep breathing, mindfulness, and meditation.

Doing good by doing well

Taking control of your health with Sidekick could make a huge difference to your overall quality of life. But, what about the lives of others? With Sidekick, you have the chance to do good by doing well. With every mission you complete in the app, you collect water drops. These water drops are then donated to our non-profit partner organisation, charity: water. All water drops collected help us fund water projects and provide safe and clean water to communities in Cambodia.

Experiences with Sidekick

What others say about Sidekick

Dr. Ólöf K. Bjarnadóttir, Oncologist

To be diagnosed with cancer is a challenge for both body and soul. Along with traditional cancer treatments and support, the Sidekick app is a great addition for cancer patients where the goal is to improve the user's well-being, symptoms and quality of life.

Dr. Ólöf K. Bjarnadóttir, Oncologist

Dr. Sigurdís Haraldsdóttir, Oncologist

The Sidekick Health App is a promising personalized health companion that supports patients in their home by providing guidance on lifestyle changes, education about side effects and general support in improving physical and mental well-being. Truly important aspects of care that can often not be addressed adequately in a busy clinic. The App will hopefully empower patients to take control of their own health during a difficult time in their lives.

Dr. Sigurdís Haraldsdóttir, Oncologist

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4 easy steps to take control of your health

2 easy steps to take control of your health

1. Click on “Get started”

A new tab will open up

1. Click on “Get started”

1. Tap on “Get started”

You will be redirected to the app store. There, you can download Sidekick's Cancer Support program. 

1. Tap on “Get started”

2. Type in your phone number

Tap "send a message" to receive an SMS with the access link to the Cancer Support program. 

2. Type in your phone number

3. Click on the SMS link

You will be redirected to the app store to download the Cancer Support program within the Sidekick app. Make sure to use this link to access the program. 

3. Click on the SMS link

4. Set up your account and let’s get started!

In a few simple clicks, create your account and start your personalized Sidekick journey.

4. Set up your account and let’s get started!

2. Set up your account and let’s get started!

In a few simple clicks, create your account and start your personalized Sidekick journey

2. Set up your account and let’s get started!

How we protect your data:

Sidekick is GDPR compliant, and is committed to protecting the data of every user. Sidekick securely stores your health data and will not share personally identifiable data with third parties unless you as a user have provided explicit informed consent.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How long is the cancer program?

The program takes 15 weeks to complete. To maximize health benefits, we recommend integrating the Sidekick program into your daily routine. Total commitment time will, therefore, vary between individuals, but we recommend planning for 5-10 minutes per day. After completing the program, you have the option to continue to use Sidekick's tracking and reminder features. However, the in-app content from your program will not be accessible after program completion. There is currently no feature in the app that allows users to restart a Sidekick program after completetion. To force a restart of the program, quit the program by tapping the icon in the top right corner, then tapping your "program", then tapping on the three dots in the top right of the screen, and then tapping "Quit Program". To restart the process, , you will need to use the same access code provided to you or request a new code. This action cannot be reversed, and Sidekick will not be able to recover any deleted data after completing the process.  

Who built the program?

Each of our programs has a dedicated team at Sidekick that builds it, including clinicians, physicians, behavioral psychologists, and medical researchers from around the world. Most of the people who created the cancer program have had cancer, and this project is close to their hearts.  

How do I know the program works?

Our programs are based on the latest evidence and clinical guidelines as well as the clinical experience of the team involved in building the program and the experts that review it. We also have an entire team dedicated to researching and improving our treatment programs.

What languages is the program available in?

For the USA, the program is currently available in English.

Is the program really free of charge?

Yes, the Sidekick app is sponsored by our partners and is always free for our users. We'll never ask you to pay to download or use the app. And Sidekick does not run any ads in its app or programs. Learn more in our privacy policy.

How do I access the Sidekick app?

The Sidekick app is available to download on both iOS and Android smartphone devices. You do not need a US phone number to receive an access code to download the program; any mobile number that can receive SMS works. As the program is specifically designed to be with you wherever you go, there is currently no option to access the program on a desktop device.  

I have an idea for an improvement and want to give my feedback, where should I reach out?

We always welcome feedback and suggestions from our users. You can send us an email at myexperience@sidekickhealth.com  

Something is not working. How can I get technical support?

1. Go to Settings in the upper right corner of the app screen 2 Select Technical Support 3. Select Request Support 4. Enter the description of your question and upload screenshots (if applicable) You can also send an email to: info@sidekickhealth.com. Sidekick's customer success representatives can see your name and email address, your device information, and the content of your message. Details of which program you are in will not be made visible.

What health data does Sidekick process, and how?

Sidekick processes personal user data in accordance with HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act). User data is never shared with a third party or sold. Sidekick needs basic information to manage users, i.e., name, email address, password, etc. Sidekick also receives all the data you enter into the application. After the program registration process is complete, personal data processing enables you to log relevant information within the app, supporting and tracking your health journey in the best possible way. For further details, we recommend familiarizing yourself with Sidekick’s Privacy Policy. All data is encrypted and stored on a server in the European Union (EU/EAA) and not shared elsewhere. Data is securely stored and never shared with third parties, including partners. Sidekick encrypts all personally identifiable data from end to end, in transit, and at rest with AES 256-bit encryption and HTTPS. Access to data is limited to those Sidekick employees who need access based on a strict assessment of their job function. Furthermore, Sidekick limits the data that can be entered into the app. Sidekick will delete personally identifiable data after six years of inactivity. Users can at any time delete their accounts, and by doing so, they delete all of their personally identifiable information. Access to data is limited to Sidekick employees who need access based on a strict assessment of their job function, unless you as a user have provided explicit informed consent. For further information, you may contact Sidekick's DPO (Data Protection Officer) by sending an email to privacy@sidekickhealth.com.

What data is shared from my device to the Sidekick app?

Sidekick can connect to your device's native health app, including Google Fit and Apple Health, if you choose. The data you can choose to share with Sidekick includes your step count. Sidekick does not actively track user location unless the user explicitly grants the app permission to track an activity or exercise log. Sidekick passively receives IP addresses from users' devices, which by design provides a location down to the city or state. Learn more in our privacy policy.

I do not accept your terms and conditions or agree to your privacy notice and wish to use only some of the services. Is this possible?

No. In order to use Sidekick's program services, you need to agree to the privacy policy and terms and conditions.

How can I review, download, access, or delete my data?

There is currently no way to download your data from within the app. To request access to your data, please email privacy@sidekickhealth.com with the subject line "Data Access Request." If you do not want your data stored in Sidekick's cloud servers after you've completed a program, you have the option to delete your account. To delete your data, go to Settings and then navigate to the "Other" section, where you will find a button that allows you to delete all personally identifiable data from the app. This action cannot be reversed, and Sidekick will not be able to recover any deleted data after completing the process.

What languages is the program available in?

For the USA, the program is currently available in English. 

Do I need to have a US phone number to get the program?

No, you do not need a US phone number to receive an access code to download the program; any mobile number that can receive SMS works.