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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 JOSEPH L C.
What does cold do to the 19?
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  • Wed Apr 1, 2020 · Like4
Hi, I'm Betti
My breast cancer navigator recommended I keep a journal after my diagnosis. It was very therapeutic for me and I'm sure it will be for you too.
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  • Thu Mar 26, 2020 ·
Hi, I'm Jay C
Had that too and eyes/tear ducts would ache after yawning..weird, but goes away.. Best wishes
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  • Thu Apr 2, 2020 ·
I'm JackieR, and I'm a survivor of Other Cancer
None of us have a lot of control over when or how we or a loved one will be diagnosed with cancer; at least I don’t think I did. In my case I was diagnosed with two forms of cancer, less than 6 mon...
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  • Sat Mar 14, 2020 · Like4
Hi, I'm Cheryl L H.
I have been on piqray for about 8 months. my blood sugar is real high had to go on insulin so far my cancer is not spreading.
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  • Sat Mar 14, 2020 ·
Hi, I'm Nancy L S.
Research sautéed button mushrooms as an estrogen blocker. My breast surgeon suggested it.
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