Through the platform, professionals can help with all sorts of problems faced by those living with cancer and their families
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Spotted: Those suffering from cancer often feel isolated once their treatment is over. This was the first-hand insight that led to the creation of Perci Health – a startup providing affordable and on-demand support for cancer patients. The company’s mission is to bridge the gap between cancer and wellness by providing online access to high-quality care that addresses the physical, mental, social, and emotional aspects of recovery in a holistic way.
The online platform helps patients deal with a range of practical problems from the management of chronic fatigue and relationship counselling to sexual consequences and dietary considerations. All of Perci’s services are evidence-based and backed by the UK’s leading oncologists, with doctors and cancer surgeons sitting on the company’s board to oversee and guide the business.
The support delivered through Perci Health is designed to be complementary to an in-person cancer care team. “We are plugging the gaps in current service offerings, providing safe access and choice to treatments that are not easily accessible,” the company’s co-founders Kelly McCabe and Morgan Fitzsimons told Springwise. “We ensure continuity of care by providing clients with full access to their Perci Health records, making it easy for them to share these with their GP, oncologist or cancer nurse.”
To use Perci’s services, patients choose a booking slot with a professional in their required area of care. They then fill out information on their medical history before joining their online appointment safely and securely. Following the video call, the cancer expert will provide tailored advice and develop a bespoke care plan to meet the patient’s needs.
Perci is not the only innovation spotted by Springwise that leverages technology to provide care for cancer patients. Brazilian startup WeCancer uses an app to connect cancer outpatients to medical teams for real-time updates and reminders. More broadly, we have seen several innovations that support patients at home, including video technology that protects the elderly from falls while preserving their privacy.
Written By: Matthew Hempstead