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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 Arby
Thanks for reaching out. I was diagnosed with limited SCLC this May and my small (approximately 2 cm) tumor was treated with 5 SBIR sessions of radiation. That was followed by 4 cycles of chemo con...
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I'm ANGELA R B.r, and I'm a survivor of Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer
Not yet completely confirmed...met w/Dr.@ RWJ...NB... on Thrus...many blood vials & urine taken...prev met w/Thoracic Dr...St. Barn....nods found...biopsy & xrays cleared...(GREAT)...brain MRI sche...
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Hi, I'm Betti
I'm not sure what you mean by OCS, this site?
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Hi, I'm Becca
Have done 12 weeks of Toxal and herception. had lumpectomy. NOW they want to do IMMUNOTHERAPY with KADCYLA.. Has anyone else had this?
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  • Sun Sep 29, 2019 ·
Hi, I'm HARRIET R.
Yes, breast DCIS and stage 1 tumor in Mar. 2004 and medullary and papillary thyroid cancer in Nov. 2004.
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Hi, I'm Peggy
Ditropan will lessen the hot flashes. I just can't stand the side effects of the ditropan .
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