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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 Richard P
I get the same skin rash/itching when I get a shot for anemia. Aranesp. Some times I go a month without needing it. But it always comes back when I get the shot.
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Hi, I'm Kristi Q.
@Post #6: Your post is not directly related to the breast reconstruction question at hand, but I feel the need to post that not all mammography screening misses early cancer. 3D Mammography technol...
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Hi, I'm Drew Boswell
There's another thread on this same subject of a racing heart, so I'll summarize some of what I said over there: Caveat: I only have my own experience and don’t know if it’s typical or not. Make...
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Hi, I'm tactical
Mr. Carrigan, I'm an active member of the TriCites Proton Support Group. Our members are mainly prostate cancer survivors like you and I. I would be honoured to talk with you. If you want to, you c...
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Hi, I was diagnosed around 2008. Would welcome more current discussions on people's experiences with MGUS and if any of you have experienced decreased bone density as a result of the MGUS?
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Hi, I'm Hmoorepa
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