Cancer Health Record Software
People with cancer should keep health records to actively participate in their treatment journey and ensure comprehensive care. Maintaining a health journal allows individuals with cancer to track symptoms specific to their cancer type, such as pain, fatigue, nausea, or changes in bowel or bladder habits, which can provide insights into the progression of the disease and the impact of treatments. Recording potential triggers, such as stress, certain foods, or environmental factors, can help identify factors that exacerbate their symptoms or affect treatment outcomes.
Additionally, tracking lab test results, such as tumor markers, imaging scans, or blood counts, can provide valuable information on cancer progression and response to treatment. Monitoring medications, including chemotherapy, immunotherapy, or radiation therapy, can ensure adherence to the prescribed treatment plan. Regularly documenting doctor visits, procedures, and their outcomes can also help individuals track their treatment progress, communicate effectively with their healthcare team, and make informed decisions about their cancer care.
Sample health journal entries that can be entered into Goopatient*:
Date: July 28, 2023
To manage #fatigue, I will ensure adequate rest and incorporate light physical activities as tolerated. I plan to eat small, frequent meals to improve my #appetite and will discuss my nausea with my oncologist during the upcoming visit.
Today, I experienced mild fatigue and intermittent abdominal pain following my #chemotherapy session yesterday. I also noticed a slight loss of appetite and felt nauseous in the morning.
It is possible that the recent #chemotherapy treatment might have contributed to my fatigue and #abdominal_discomfort. The stress related to an upcoming important event might have contributed to my loss of appetite and nausea.
I took my prescribed anti-nausea medication #Ondansetron 8mg this morning to alleviate my symptoms.
I measured my body #temperature and found it to be within the normal range 36,9.
I have an upcoming follow-up appointment with my oncologist #Dr.Brown next week to discuss my symptoms and overall treatment progress.
*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.