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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 Bruce R Z.
I took Revlimid, Velcade and Dexamethazone when I was first diagnosed with MM in 2015 before my ASCT. At that time I had already hit my Max Out of pocket, so I really didn't pay much attention to ...
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Hi, I'm BFurr
My cancer center has a room that has hats and wigs and stuff like that for free. You may put some in there and if you talk to anyone ready for surgery you could mention they are there for free.
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I take Claritin starting the day before chemo. The day of I take late in day after my treatment. I receive my shot the day after chemo and the bone pain is bad on the 2nd day after the shot. It was...
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Hi, I'm Mark T
minocycline helps but not so much....are there any other drugs/ways to treat the erbitux rash?....it is on my back, chest, neck and scalp.....I have had six infusions, one each week.....thanks
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So good to hear about a successful journey with MDS! So you are now about my age 67 and doing good. I was just diagnosed this June. When I get in my 70’s when they will determine if I’m a candidate...
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Hi, I'm Alan E B.
Rituxan has destroyed my life. I was in 6th hour of my initial infusion of that chemo drug when SHTF. I convulsed and they filled me with benedryl and Medrol after immediately stopping the infusion...
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