Dr. Wendy Harpham is a doctor of internal medicine, cancer survivor, and award-winning and best-selling author of books about cancer: Healthy Survivorship, recovery and late effects, and raising children when a parent has cancer. She is also a public speaker, patient advocate, and mother of three.
The notion of "empowered patients" brings to mind people actively involved in their day-to-day medical care. But it can mean more. Read this story in CURE magazine and NPR about a group of patients with metastatic lung cancer that took on the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) and won.