Facebook Pixel

Lights, Camera, Action: Patient Reporters Are Empowering Others

By Expert HERWriter Guide Blogger
 
Rate This
Cancer related image Monkey Business-New/PhotoSpin

An advocate from Australia will be at ASH this year, as well as CML patient advocates from Canada, Venezuela, Israel, Germany, India, Malaysia and several other countries.

The impact doesn’t stop there. Reports provided in English on the 2010 ASH Conference on an international site for CML patient advocates will be translated into languages including Hebrew, German, Russian, Estonian and Spanish so that even more people can share and benefit from the knowledge.

In the U.S., National CML Society Executive Director Greg Stephens, says the key benefit of patient participation is empowerment. “We can bring breaking news directly to those most affected, empowering them to become their own best advocate.” He adds, “It’s more important than ever for patients and caregivers to take an active role in understanding the subtleties of their disease. Medical conferences such as ASH provide deep insights into emerging therapies and treatment protocols that could take a long time to trickle down to the local treatment facility.”

Add a CommentComments

There are no comments yet. Be the first one and get the conversation started!

Image CAPTCHA
Enter the characters shown in the image.
By submitting this form, you agree to EmpowHER's terms of service and privacy policy
Expert HERWriter Guide Blogger View Profile Send Message

We value and respect our HERWriters' experiences, but everyone is different. Many of our writers are speaking from personal experience, and what's worked for them may not work for you. Their articles are not a substitute for medical advice, although we hope you can gain knowledge from their insight.