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Helpful Hints

helpful hintsCancer Registry
Parkland has a hospital based cancer registry, where data is collected by a systematic collection of data about cancer and tumor diseases. The data is collected by certified Cancer Registrars, whose role is primarily to capture a complete summary of patient history, diagnosis, treatment and status for every cancer patient support of treatment. Parkland participates in a National Database to gain the benefit of aggregated data from across the country.

Electronic Medical Record
The electronic medical record is an essential component of cancer care by providing access to records, adding efficiencies to our process and providing rapid access to all patients' information reducing unnecessary duplication of services and promoting patient safety.

Helpful Tips
When you see other providers make sure the doctor coordinating your cancer care is kept informed about what happened during that visit. 

Always keep a current list of the medications you are taking and bring this list to all your doctor appointments, tests, procedures or if you have to go to the hospital. 

It helps to take notes and keep track of what tests or scans were done, so that unnecessary repeat tests or scans can be avoided. 

Keep a diary of important aspects of your care, treatments, side effects and good and bad responses to medications, other treatments and tests for future reference.

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