Ovarian Cancer Health Record Software
Keeping health records is essential for individuals with ovarian cancer to closely monitor their condition, track symptoms, and assess the effectiveness of treatments. Ovarian cancer symptoms can vary, and maintaining a health journal allows patients to record any changes in pain, abdominal discomfort, bloating, or irregular menstrual cycles. Identifying triggers that may worsen symptoms, such as certain foods or activities, can help in managing the disease.
Regular lab tests, such as CA-125 blood tests and imaging scans, are crucial for monitoring tumor markers and disease progression. The health journal can also document the medications, chemotherapy, or radiation treatments being administered and any side effects experienced. Additionally, recording details of doctor visits, including recommendations and treatment plans, empowers patients to actively participate in their care and communicate effectively with healthcare providers.
Sample health journal entries that can be entered into Goopatient*:
Date: July 28, 2023
Practiced relaxation techniques to manage #stress and #fatigue. Will keep a close eye on symptoms and report any significant changes to the healthcare team.
Experienced mild abdominal discomfort and #bloating today; noted fatigue in the afternoon.
Uncertain trigger for today's discomfort, will monitor closely to identify potential patterns. #abdominal_pain
Took prescribed anti-nausea medication #Dimenhydrinate 50 mg and pain reliever to alleviate discomfort.
#CA-125 blood test scheduled for August 2, 2023, to monitor tumor markers.
Recorded body #temperature 36.7 and #weight 65kg for general health tracking.
Consulted with oncologist #Dr.Brown , who recommended continuing current treatment plan with close monitoring of symptoms.
*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.