Blood Cancer Health Record Software
People with blood cancer should keep health records to actively participate in their treatment journey and ensure comprehensive care. Maintaining a health journal allows individuals with blood cancer to track symptoms such as unexplained fatigue, unexplained weight loss, frequent infections, and easy bruising or bleeding, which can provide insights into the progression of the disease and the effectiveness of treatments. Recording potential triggers, such as exposure to infections, certain foods, or stress, can help identify factors that exacerbate their symptoms or impact their immune system.
Additionally, tracking lab test results, such as complete blood count (CBC) and bone marrow biopsies, can provide valuable information on cancer progression and response to treatment. Monitoring medications, including chemotherapy, immunotherapy, or targeted therapies, can ensure adherence to the prescribed treatment plan. Regularly documenting doctor visits, procedures, and their outcomes can also help individuals track their treatment progress and communicate effectively with their healthcare team.
Sample health journal entries that can be entered into Goopatient*:
Date: July 28, 2023
To address #fatigue, I will incorporate short breaks and relaxation techniques during work hours. To prevent excessive bruising, I will be more cautious during daily activities and avoid contact sports or rough play.
Today, I felt persistent fatigue throughout the day, which affected my ability to perform daily activities. I also noticed increased #bruising on my arms and legs, even with minimal impact.
It is possible that recent #stress related to work deadlines might have contributed to my #fatigue and worsened my immune system's response.
I took my prescribed #chemotherapy medication #Abraxane after dinner, as part of my cancer treatment regimen.
I monitored my body #temperature throughout the day, and the readings were within the normal range.
I had a scheduled appointment with my oncologist #Dr.Brown today, and we discussed my symptoms and overall treatment progress. We also discussed potential #stress management techniques to improve my well-being.
*These health records are not real, but compiled by Dr. Mike Stanton of the UCLA Health Center. The data that you put in Goopatient is totally private and stored only on your computer.