Colorectal cancer Health Record Software
People with colorectal cancer should keep health records to actively monitor their condition and support their treatment journey. Maintaining a health journal allows individuals with colorectal cancer to track symptoms such as changes in bowel habits, blood in stools, abdominal pain, or unexplained weight loss, providing insights into the progression of the disease. Recording potential triggers, such as specific foods or activities, can help identify factors that affect their symptoms or overall well-being.
Additionally, tracking lab test results, such as tumor markers or imaging scans, can provide valuable information on cancer progression and response to treatment. Monitoring medications, including chemotherapy, targeted therapies, or pain relievers, can ensure proper adherence to the prescribed treatment plan. Regularly documenting doctor visits, consultations with oncologists or other specialists, and the outcomes of any procedures can also help individuals stay informed about 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 manage my #abdominal_discomfort, I will follow a lighter diet today and avoid triggering foods. I will also ensure I stay well-hydrated and get plenty of rest to cope with fatigue.
Today, I experienced increased abdominal discomfort and noticed a small amount of #blood_in stool during a bowel movement. I also felt more fatigued than usual.
I suspect that certain foods, such as #Kimchi from yesterday, might have contributed to my increased abdominal discomfort. The fatigue could be related to my recent #chemotherapy session.
I took my prescribed pain medication #Liquiprin 325mg to alleviate abdominal discomfort.
I monitored my body #weight 65,4, and there was no significant change from my last measurement.
I have an upcoming follow-up appointment with my oncologist #Dr.Brown in two days to discuss my symptoms and assess the effectiveness of the ongoing chemotherapy.
*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.