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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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I'm KAREN L M., and I'm a survivor of Soft Tissue Sarcoma
Has anyone utilized the DigniCap or a cooling cap during chemo? Any information to share about the treatment or how it feels?
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  • Sun Jan 19, 2020 ·
Hi, I'm JOYCE D.
I have finished Chemo for lymphoma and am now cancer free. I will be starting radiation to the area where the tumor was to make sure that there are no microscopic cells hiding in the area where the...
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Hi, I'm Gloria L.
Sounds promising
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Hi, I'm dolfnlvr81
Been on Herceptin x 3 weeks since September after finishing taxol/herceptin weekly x 12. My side effects are all residual from taxol and the tamoxifen. Herceptin has caused no issues other than tak...
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  • Sun Jan 19, 2020 · Like2
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Hi, I'm Joanne N.
Has anyone experienced any side effects from the Aranesp injections?
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