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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 J M.
I just finished with my 3 month follow up exam after radiation following a lumpectomy for invasive ducal carcinoma and DCIS everything is healing fine. I am on anastroloze for 5 years. The radiati...
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  • Wed Feb 20, 2019 ·
Hi, I'm John E B.
I lost my taste buds the week after I stopped chemo.That was 4 months ago. When will they come back? By the way I can taste liquids just fine just not solid food.
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  • Sat Feb 16, 2019 ·
Hi, I'm Cheryl
I recently had an MRI stereotactic biopsy after a DCIS diagnosis and I can give you more details about it if you would like. I know some people like to know what they are facing even if it is chal...
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  • Sun Feb 17, 2019 ·
Hi, I'm Gracie
I was diagnosed last August with stage 2 invasive breast cancer. I had to have chemo first because of the size and the lymph nodes involved. It was explained to me because of the lymph nodes being...
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  • about 13 hours ago · Like2
I have primary pv, so maybe that didn't help. sorry
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  • Mon Feb 18, 2019 ·
Hi, I'm Lisa
Can you let me know how the masses were identified. Scans? Endoscopies?
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