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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 Charline C.
Not bad at all. Just having arms over head and neck position are not comfortable. The rest for me was not bad because I was thinking about how I was laying and having to be still. You can do it!!!
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Hi, I'm Ruth A P.
Good luck to you. I tried the Claritin and it did not work for me but as long as no one rubbed my back or arms I was OK. Just achy for those 3 days and super tired but only had 4 chemo treatments ...
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Hi, I'm bridgetteg
Thanks for your reply. I am wondering how long it takes (approx) for the doctors to find the cause and then how long until you start feeling better. I am tired all the time and want my life back....
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  • Mon Feb 11, 2019 ·
Hi, I'm AG girl
I had horrible reactions to Ibrance and dropped 45 pounds in 60 days I had to get off of it after the first month. Couldn’t eat or swallow. Nurse practitioner couldn’t understand. I believe bec...
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  • Sat Feb 9, 2019 ·
Hi, I'm Betti
Anastrozole is one of 3 meds. that can be used on Er+ tumors in post menopausal women. Tamoxifen is used for women with Er+ tumors who are not in menopause. Everyone's body handles medications di...
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  • Tue Feb 12, 2019 ·
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I had head and neck cancer . Tumor in my neck size of golf ball . Also had colon cancer that had moved to liver. Been battling cancer for over a year now. Went over 8 months with out eating. But go...
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