Breast cancer Health Record Software
People with breast cancer should keep health records to actively participate in their treatment journey and ensure comprehensive care. Maintaining a health journal allows individuals with breast cancer to track symptoms such as breast pain, lumps or changes in breast appearance, fatigue, and side effects of treatments, which can provide insights into their overall well-being and response to therapies. Recording potential triggers, such as stress, dietary changes, or hormonal fluctuations, can help identify factors that affect their symptoms or impact treatment outcomes.
Additionally, tracking lab test results, such as tumor marker levels and imaging scans, can provide valuable information on cancer progression and treatment efficacy. Monitoring medications, including chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, 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 progress, communicate effectively with their healthcare team, and make informed decisions about their breast cancer care.
Sample health journal entries that can be entered into Goopatient*:
Date: July 28, 2023
To manage #fatigue, I will prioritize adequate rest and consider incorporating short breaks during work hours. I will also perform regular breast self-exams to monitor any changes in my breast health.
Today, I noticed tenderness and mild discomfort in my #left_breast during a self-exam. I also experienced increased fatigue in the afternoon.
The hormonal changes associated with my #menstrual_cycle might have contributed to breast tenderness today. The lack of sufficient rest due to a late-night work commitment could have contributed to my increased fatigue.
I took my prescribed hormonal therapy medication #Toremifene 50mg with breakfast as part of my breast cancer treatment plan.
I measured my body #temperature today, and the reading was within the normal range 36.6-37.
I have an upcoming follow-up appointment with my oncologist #Dr.Brown next week to discuss my breast health and address any concerns.
*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.