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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 Sally
I've been on Letrazole for 1 year, My HOT flashes are too awful. My Oncologist prescribed Exemestane, generic for Aromasin instead to see if it was better. Has anyone had any nausea and votiming wi...
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Hi, I'm Christy M.
Anyone have experience on Doxil? Did you lose your hair? I just started yesterday and really don’t know what to expect. My doctors say ‘some’ hair loss. According to the internet it’s ‘total’ hair ...
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I'm Paula J L., and I'm a survivor of Lung Cancer
Anyone want to share experiences with Tagrisso for Metastatic Lung Cancer? I am on month 9 of Tagrisso, it has kept progressing cancer on Pause. Side effects have changed how I live my life, but co...
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Hi, I'm SUSAN A D.
I’ve had some severe abdominal pain with some medications and I have found that changing the generic brand has helped. Generics are required to have the amount of medication for it’s purpose but th...
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Hi, I'm Kewl judy
Are you having dizziness and headaches? Dr said don’t worry but not pose to drive in case of seizures. Do you have those?
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Hi, I'm jill345
I am 58 - stage IIIA. I noticed I was breathing faster after I started the Anastrazole also. But I didn't see the symptom listed in the side effects. I am also wondering if it is increased anxiety?
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