Guide to Being an Assertive Cancer Patient!

So, what is an expert patient?

Expert patients:
- know the quality of their lives is primarily up to them
- believe they can exert significant control over their lives
- are determined to live a healthy life despite their chronic condition
- are realistic about the impact of their disease
- have worked out what services exist and utilize those services appropriately.

* Expert patients blogs:
- have a sense of audience that goes beyond family and friends
- show evidence of actively seeking a variety of information from a variety of sources
- talk about treatments beyond their own course of treatment
- share links that could be useful to others.

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Comment by Karen D Black on April 22, 2011 at 9:35am
This is awesome  John,and  i  an  writing  this  down!    Karen
Comment by Nancy Butterfield on April 11, 2011 at 9:28am

Very good John! Bottom line is you have to be your own advocate in fighting this nasty disease...

Nancy

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