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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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Hi, I'm CYNTHIA S.
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Hi, I'm Bertha F.
Hi Robert LS, I have been on Imbruvica for nearly 4 years for Non-hogkins Follicular Lymphoma. Never had a rash develop, but there is one potential thing you want to watch out for and that is AFIB!...
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Hi, I'm Barbara G M.
I had Reclast IV therapy for 5 years. Had improvement on bone density test. I am very glad I did the treatments.
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Hi, I'm LMarie
I just had reconstruction after bilateral mastectomy. Dr. Gronka did mine with implants. Very pleased with him and his staff.
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Hi, I'm Betti
Have you talked with your doctor(s) about it?
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Hi, I'm Jodie Y.
Hi all, chemo brain can be very bad at times. And sometimes not go away. My husband was diagnosed with 3 brain tumors, none operable, 10yrs ago. They gave him less than 12 months to live. He just p...
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