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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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Hi, I'm LAURA E.
Daniel thank you for your wonderful words. They resonate with me, especially the part about finding and fixing our relationship with Christ. I have found the same blessing thru having Stage 4 metas...
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Hi, I'm Bernard
I was recently diagnosed with PCFCL (a form of non Hodgkin's Lymphoma). Has anyone here or their loved ones experienced this form of Lymphoma? I would love to know and anything you are willing to s...
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Hi, I'm Mary E S.
I have Stage 4 breast cancer. Only treatment (not cure) is hormonal - so I take pills and get butt injections monthly (that are not pleasant). Yes - stay positive and listen to DRs...they have lo...
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  • Thu Nov 26, 2020 · Like3
Hi, I'm Robyn Johnson
Hi Joyce! When you feel up to it, let us know how you are feeling... Prayers and love coming your way!
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  • Wed Nov 4, 2020 · Like4
Hi, I'm Eddy Wood
We were diagnosed Nov 27th 2019. I was told in the ICU my husband was expected 2-6 months. We completed standard of care Temadar and radiation.( 6 week course). He had a 6cm left frontal lobe mass....
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  • Tue Oct 20, 2020 · Like1
Hi, I'm Alisa
Ty so much for sharing I start my 1st cycle on 10/30 will do 4 cycles of xelox .Your stories are so much helpful and kind .
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