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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 Betti
Thanks, I'm not going through treatments at this time but was just curious what it is used for.
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  • Mon Jan 25, 2021 · Like1
Hi, I'm Nancy A S.
My partner had the same experience after 5 years of Tamoxifen. She was 54 when this occurred. She had it just the one time and hasn't had the experience again in 5 years.
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  • Tue Feb 2, 2021 · Like1
Hi, I'm Keith R.
I have had bladder cancer for almost three years. Keytruda is the third medication I have received and I have been on it for about four months. At my last scoping there were some per-cancer cells...
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  • Wed Jan 20, 2021 · Like1
Hi, I'm Michelle
I’m 34 and I found it to be not as bad as I had been warned about. I was mostly bored at the hospital. Waiting for my counts to go up felt eternal. Doctors want you to walk at least a mile per ...
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  • Sun Feb 21, 2021 · Like3
Hi, I'm Jackie
Claritin was also part of what I took everyday. There is a generic over the counter that I used. I still had some aches and joint pain, but the pain management between the Claritin and the prescr...
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  • Thu Jan 14, 2021 ·
Hi, I'm Susan E R.
I have Multiple Myeloma (currently in remission). I have periodic episodes of intensely itchy areas primarily on my abdomen with no discernible rash, just redness. It goes on for weeks, if not mont...
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