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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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Hi, I'm Willie F.
I had throat cancer last year,October of last year I was told it was in remission,to all I hope I can help just to let you know about the mucusI it’s going to take time also with the taste buds I s...
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  • Thu Jun 18, 2020 · Like3
I'm dorcas smith, and I'm a healthcare professional
Hello, I’m the Community Assistant for Navigating Care. Thank you for joining our Community and engaging in some of our discussions. I have to inform you that your recent post in the " Internatio...
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  • Wed May 27, 2020 · Like3
Hi, I'm Stacy J.
Stay hydrated. Ask for hydration with your infusion. Melons and coconut water are great for hydration.
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  • Wed May 27, 2020 · Like1
Hi, I'm LAUREN R.
Interesting; I take spironolactone for acne only. Everyone has different reactions, though; definitely discuss with your doctor!
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  • Wed May 20, 2020 · Like4
Hi, I'm VERONICA F.
I took Tamoxifin for 5 and one half years. Please think before you stop. I did take many supplements and I got to lifting weights. It was hard and the left side of me never felt it was keep up ...
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  • Thu Jun 4, 2020 · Like1
Hi, I'm Melinda T.
I had a stem cell transplant in 2017 after five rounds of Revlimid, Velcade and Dex. I did remarkably well and was out of the hospital in less than a month. They started me off with 10mg of Revlimi...
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