Today, through technology, more personalized medicine and targeted therapies are being developed. These will allow drugs to zero in on tumors, prevent damage to other cells and, in turn, avoiding life-changing complications.
Physicians and pharmacists are developing algorithms that can be used to treat patients when lab work is abnormal, or when the patient reports symptoms that can lead to more serious problems. They can also use this information to see how the patient is responding to the plan of care and make adjustments as needed. As this information is received, it allows for better management of the patient’s condition with a more proactive approach.
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Next week, I will share how setting goals can help a patient improve their care.