Video Game Helps Young Cancer Patients

June 1, 2007 ( - CIGNA HealthCare has produced a new video game designed to give young cancer patients a sense of power and control over their disease.

Rated T for teen, “Re-mission” is a 3D game with a 20 level journey through the bodies of fictional patients with different types of cancer. Players control a nanobot named Roxxi. The task? Blast cancer cells, battle bacterial infections, and manage realistic, life-threatening side effects, according to a press release.

Studies show that young cancer patients who play the game are more likely to take their medicine, undergo needed therapy and understand their illness. That’s because the game is geared to help teenagers better adhere to their cancer treatment and embrace vital behaviors to improve their health, according to the press release.

You can view a video about the game at

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