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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 Robyn Johnson
Thank you ladies! You have no idea just how uplifting your comments have been (I'm crying as we speak :) ).... God will get us all through this as He is the Great Physician.... I hope you each are ...
  • Fri Oct 23, 2020 · Like1
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....
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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'm Lain219, and I support someone with cancer
Hey Guys! I wanted to share my story: My 61 year old Mother has been diagnosed with Breast Cancer for the second time. I cant stress enough how important it is to get a second opinion. We used an o...
  • Tue Sep 29, 2020 · Like1
I have been diagnosed with epiglottis cancer. Just finished 7 rounds of chemo and 7 wks 5 days a week of radiation. The radiation burns are beginning to heal. Still no taste though and still in pa...
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Hi, I'm Sue Stagg
Has anyone had Atezolizumab (Tecentriq) and Abraxane for treatment? Side effects during the treatment?
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