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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 Sue Stagg
Has anyone had Atezolizumab (Tecentriq) and Abraxane for treatment? Side effects during the treatment?
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  • Sun Sep 20, 2020 ·
Hi, I'm Jann
Hello , I am a 20 and 1/2 year non-Hodgkins survivor. I took one dose of Rituxan 20 years ago after CHOP and radiation. Then 4 years ago a recurrence had me on several drugs with Rituxan every ...
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I'm T.S.S., and I'm a survivor of Breast Cancer
Hi Monica, I also lost every strand of my hair. I shaved what was left of my hair after my second Chemo appointment for Stage-3 Breast Cancer H2-Positive. My hair grew back in its natural state, be...
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Good Afternoon my Pink Sister's. While I support natural means of cancer prevention, I still support orthodox treatments such as chemotherapy and/or radiation. I heard about 3 years ago that IODINE...
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Hi, I'm Njdogwalker
Has anyone else suffered MANY side effect from the immunotherapy Opdivo, mainly lung inflammation called pneumonitis? They stopped my treatment because of it. Next month will be a year and I stil...
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I'm Tdrry, and I support someone with cancer
My mom was diagnosed with breast cancer and was prescribed anastrozole. Her blood sugar has been erratic. Has this happened to anyone else?
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