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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 Betti
Did they say anything about radiation that is done for 5 days twice a day? My friend did that, they put a special catheter into the cavity left by the lumpectomy and inject a radioactive material ...
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Hi, I'm John E B.
I lost my taste buds the week after I stopped chemo.That was 4 months ago. When will they come back? By the way I can taste liquids just fine just not solid food.
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Hi, I'm Cheryl
I recently had an MRI stereotactic biopsy after a DCIS diagnosis and I can give you more details about it if you would like. I know some people like to know what they are facing even if it is chal...
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Hi, I'm Sharbank
After my double mastectomy I had Proton Therapy for six weeks. It was successful in that it confirmed that all cancer cells were removed from the surgery site. I was very pleased with the Proton Th...
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I have primary pv, so maybe that didn't help. sorry
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Hi, I'm Donna M M.
Yes finally after a year and January 9 Surgery it was a big mass and small intestine blocked.I was always getting sick no matter what I ate and 94 lbs is all I weighed. Now finally able to eat and ...
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