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Patient Empowerment involves active participation by the patient working in partnership with a healthcare team to receive the best care.

Patient empowerment begins with leaning about one’s own illness or condition, and participating in treatment decisions. It continues as a process, first by keeping a full and comprehensive record of one’s own medical history. Diagnosis, treatments, and medications are tracked by the patient, as well as symptoms and treatment side effects.

Through the process of patient empowerment, patients openly communicate with their healthcare team, contributing to the whole picture and individualizing care. In doing so, physicians are encouraged and enabled to provide optimal care in partnership with their patients.

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  • All Journey Phases; Anal Cancer; Bladder Cancer; Bone Cancer; Brain Tumors; Breast Cancer; Carcinoid Cancer; Cervical Cancer; Colon Cancer; Esophageal Cancer; Gallbladder Cancer; Head and Neck Cancer; Kidney (Renal Cell) Cancer; Leukemia; Liver Cancer; Lung Cancer; Lymphoma; Melanoma; Multiple Myeloma; Myelodysplastic Syndrome; Ovarian Cancer; Pancreatic Cancer; Penile Cancer; Prostate Cancer; Rectal Cancer; Soft Tissue Sarcoma; Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer; Stomach Cancer; Testicular Cancer; Thyroid Cancer; Uterine Cancer; Vaginal Cancer; Vulvar Cancer; Other Cancer; Unknown Primary Origin Cancer
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This happened to a friend of mine last year when the pandemic hit. She went in every 4-6 weeks for a port flush and at that time they kept putting her appointments off. They always complained abo...
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Seek another opinion even though you say you've had problems for 3+ years on Tamoxifen.
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Mine, when done has always been within normal limits. My Oncologist quit ordering it unless he suspects something.
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Hello! I so admire you for the book writing! What a great way to give back and help others along their journey -- I don't think of cancer as a "fight" as in something I can "win" or "beat" but rath...
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You are so positive and so forward thinking! Take care sending love and energy. Just take each day one day at a time!
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I'm not a doctor. I did work in healthcare so will try and break it down for you to the best of my ability. Lymphocytes are white blood cells that help fight infection in one's body and penia wou...
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