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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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I have leg weakness and pain and it is not getting any better. I walk anywhere between 7 to 10 thousand steps a day but it is not making a difference in strengthening my legs. I take Tamoxifen an...
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Hi, I'm Silviane P.
Wow! That's very promising. Thanks for sharing.
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Hi, I'm LOIS H R.
I have been on Herceptin x 3 weeks. Have no real problems with the infusion or time after. Began letrazole early Nov. it does cause joint pain if I sit too too long. Began 3-4 times a week in gym a...
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Hi, I'm DAWN R K.
When I was going through my chemo and radiation I slowly became more isolated which is normal for several reasons, but I personally found that online shopping was functionally easier and best reall...
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Hi, I'm Joanne N.
Has anyone experienced any side effects from the Aranesp injections?
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  • Sun Jan 5, 2020 ·
Hi, I'm Sharon I P.
As a follow up to Post #2, my red count was down to 9.5 on 1/16, so I got another 20K dose of Procrit. Fingers crossed. Last fall, it took 2 shots before the Procrit kicked in. Back to the doctor ...
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