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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 LAURA E.
Daniel thank you for your wonderful words. They resonate with me, especially the part about finding and fixing our relationship with Christ. I have found the same blessing thru having Stage 4 metas...
  • Sat Nov 28, 2020 · Like3
Hi, I'm Bernard
I was recently diagnosed with PCFCL (a form of non Hodgkin's Lymphoma). Has anyone here or their loved ones experienced this form of Lymphoma? I would love to know and anything you are willing to s...
  • Thu Nov 5, 2020 ·
Hi, I'm Mary E S.
I have Stage 4 breast cancer. Only treatment (not cure) is hormonal - so I take pills and get butt injections monthly (that are not pleasant). Yes - stay positive and listen to DRs...they have lo...
  • Thu Nov 26, 2020 · Like3
Hi, I'm Robyn Johnson
Hi Joyce! When you feel up to it, let us know how you are feeling... Prayers and love coming your way!
  • Wed Nov 4, 2020 · Like4
Hi, I'm Eddy Wood
We were diagnosed Nov 27th 2019. I was told in the ICU my husband was expected 2-6 months. We completed standard of care Temadar and radiation.( 6 week course). He had a 6cm left frontal lobe mass....
  • Tue Oct 20, 2020 · Like1
Hi, I'm Alisa
Ty so much for sharing I start my 1st cycle on 10/30 will do 4 cycles of xelox .Your stories are so much helpful and kind .
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I have developed two serious adverse reactions due to infusion with immunotherapy. Earlier this year I developed severe colitis following my second treatment with Yervoy and Opdivo. Last week I was... more
Created May 4, 2015
Is it in your genes? What do our genes tell us about our kidney cancer? How does that affect our treatment? A patient-led, patient-friendly discussion about new findings.
Created Dec 31, 2012
One of my close friends is running in Bermuda in January of 2013 to find treatments for blood cancers. It’s a 10k mile run, and if anyone can make a $5 or $10 donation, it will be much appriciated!... more
Created Nov 14, 2012
Many chemotherapy drugs and radiation cause a great deal of skin issues for people living with cancer. This book highlights the best way to manage your skin care by Dr. Mario Lacouture, Associate ... more