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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 finished treatment (Herceptin) in September (one year mark). I'm on letrozole. Had my post treatment scans and they were good. I told my onc I was having hip pain and it's really bad and overall ...
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Hi, I'm JenSue
This has been recommended for me based on my breast cancer type at stage IV. Does anyone have experience using this drug? I’m on many other meds and have heard this med has lots of side effects. I...
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I'm JackieR, and I'm a survivor of Other Cancer
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Hi, I'm Robert R G.
I am 3 years remission for plastic thymoma cancer. Outside and inside my heart. Open hear surgery to remove as mush as possible. Then heavy platinum metal chemo followed by full body radiation (als...
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Hi, I'm Enzo121
I had the same problem. Ended up in the emergency room several times. It eventually went away on it's own.
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