Pancreatic cancer Health Record Software
Keeping health records is crucial for individuals with pancreatic cancer as it allows them to monitor their condition closely and stay informed about their health status. Pancreatic cancer symptoms can be subtle and easily overlooked, so maintaining a health journal helps track any changes in appetite, weight, digestive issues, and abdominal pain. Identifying potential triggers that exacerbate symptoms, such as certain foods or activities, can aid in managing the disease effectively.
Regularly recording lab test results, including tumor markers like CA19-9, helps monitor disease progression and response to treatment. The health journal can also document the medications, chemotherapy, radiation, or surgical procedures being administered and any side effects experienced. Additionally, detailing doctor visits, including discussions with healthcare providers and treatment plans, empowers patients to actively participate in their care and make informed decisions.
Sample health journal entries that can be entered into Goopatient*:
Date: July 28, 2023
Practiced deep-breathing #exercises for relaxation and #stress management. Will continue to track symptoms and report any significant changes to the healthcare team.
Experienced mild #abdominal_pain and loss of #appetite today; noted slight fatigue in the afternoon.
Took prescribed pain medication and anti-nausea drug #Dimenhydrinate 50mg to alleviate discomfort and manage side effects.
#CA19-9 blood test results received today, showing a slight decrease in tumor marker levels, discussing results with oncologist.
Recorded body #weight 75kg and #blood_pressure 130/70 for general health tracking.
Consulted with oncologist #Dr.Brown , who recommended continuing current treatment plan and scheduled a follow-up scan for August 10, 2023, to evaluate treatment effectiveness.
*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.