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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
Sorry, I jumped to conclusions. I didn't have any nausea from radiation but imagine if it occurs the same thing applies as infusions. Ask your doctor about it.
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Hi, I'm Betti
I went to one of my infusions and saw they had some hard candies in a bowl at the sign in desk. They were round and red and whited striped so I figured they were peppermint so grabbed a couple. T...
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Hi, I'm thamel69
Hello. I just started 20mg Tamoxifen and a low dose aspirin. I was wondering how long it took for side effects to start? I realize everyone is different, but just wanted a general idea if possible....
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Hi, I'm Ruth A P.
Post #8 I had the same thing happened to me. Lumpectomy Dec 2017, had positive margins so another surgery in January 2018 to get clear margins. My dr did the Oncotype DX test to determine if I nee...
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Hi, I'm Michelle M O.
I have osteoporosis and I did so zomeda about a year and I was scared that it would affect my kidney so my doctor change to another medication which it kind of gives me flu like symptoms after my s...
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I was diagnosed October 2016 with stage 4 melanoma, did 4 treatments of keytruda and opdivo, followed by opdivo which I still get every 2 weeks. Side effects are being offset by daily steroid. I ha...
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