Skip Navigation

About this group

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.

Information

  • Public, Open Access
  • All Journey Phases; Anal Cancer; Bladder Cancer; Bone Cancer; Brain Tumors; Breast Cancer; Carcinoid Cancer; Cervical Cancer; Colon Cancer; Esophageal Cancer; Gallbladder Cancer; Head and Neck Cancer; Kidney (Renal Cell) Cancer; Leukemia; Liver Cancer; Lung Cancer; Lymphoma; Melanoma; Multiple Myeloma; Myelodysplastic Syndrome; Ovarian Cancer; Pancreatic Cancer; Penile Cancer; Prostate Cancer; Rectal Cancer; Soft Tissue Sarcoma; Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer; Stomach Cancer; Testicular Cancer; Thyroid Cancer; Uterine Cancer; Vaginal Cancer; Vulvar Cancer; Other Cancer; Unknown Primary Origin Cancer
  • Patient Empowerment

Join Group Members

View all 428603 members
Hi, I'm Kelly
Has anyone taking gabapentin had any problem with it making you really moody?
9
  • Tue Sep 18, 2018 · Like4
Hi, I'm Susan
Thank you. It has been worse in the hot weather. I will try some compression socks.
5
  • Sun Sep 16, 2018 ·
Hi, I'm Betti
I mentioned being on Letrozole in my post in talking about being sent to an Oral Surgeon. Yes, I was on Letrozole but taking a generic Fosamax is what got me sent to him not the Letrozole.
15
  • about 2 hours ago ·
Hi, I'm Nancy L H.
My daughter had a desmoid tumor two years ago. She had to undergo chemotherapy to shrink it enough to be removed. Tried Gleevec first but it did not work for her. Tumor finally got small enough ...
3
  • Sun Aug 26, 2018 ·
Hi, I'm Philemon B.
My husband is doing chemo along with the triomax and his ca-19 was 71 last month.
7
  • Wed Aug 22, 2018 ·

ITP

Hi, I'm Pamela C.
I was severally anemic in 2010 after a bout of food poisoning in May. Ferritin levels beliw 3. Did all gastronomic tests to include swallowing camera and nothing definite verify- slow continues lo...
4
  • Sat Aug 25, 2018 · Like2
Textcontent
Created May 4, 2015
Is it in your genes? What do our genes tell us about our kidney cancer? How does that affect our treatment? A patient-led, patient-friendly discussion about new findings.
Recommendation
Created Dec 31, 2012
One of my close friends is running in Bermuda in January of 2013 to find treatments for blood cancers. It’s a 10k mile run, and if anyone can make a $5 or $10 donation, it will be much appriciated!... more
Recommendation
Created Nov 14, 2012
Many chemotherapy drugs and radiation cause a great deal of skin issues for people living with cancer. This book highlights the best way to manage your skin care by Dr. Mario Lacouture, Associate ... more
Recommendation
Created Sep 13, 2012
Cancer and certain cancer treatments can increase your risk of getting a serious infection. The American Cancer Society has a list of frequently asked questions about risk factors, precautions you ... more
Recommendation
Created Sep 7, 2012
Up to 95% of cancer pain can be treated successfully. To benefit from pain relief strategies it's important to share symptoms with your healthcare team. Our <a href="https://www.navigatingcancer.co... more