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Powerful Patient is a program focusing on issues of interest to people with complex medical issues or disabilities, and those seeking a diagnosis. Our goal is to empower you with information that will make your conversation with your doctors richer and more focused. Information here — or on any internet site — should never replace conversations with your own doctors, but will hopefully provide you with background and context that will make those conversations go better.

In addition to the shows indexed under our new format, there are five years of broadcasts still being moved forward. Click here for the index to the older archive (before 2012). http://powerfulpatient.org/archive


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Debbie Does Bethesda – a story of Oncocytoma

March 23, 2017

Debra shares her adventures with kidney cancer and oncocytoma.

Patients and doctors unite to cure Kidney Cancer

March 2, 2017

Dena Battle discusses how she worked to found the Kidney Cancer Research Alliance KCCure.org

New Hope for Batten disease

February 23, 2017

Batten Disease is one of the group of lysosomal storage diseases for which there is finally a medication to help.

Welcoming Karen Gibson

February 2, 2017

Joyce and Robin speak with Karen G. of Florida. Karen shares her story of living with kidney cancer and working with others in her community to inspire them with hope.

Mesothelioma … 4% of lung cancer

January 26, 2017

Lung cancer affects more people than all the other prominent cancers combined. Mesothelioma is one form…4% of all lung cancer.

Lung Cancer and More

January 19, 2017

We speak with Dr. Ross Camidge about what people need to know about lung cancer.

Eradicating Polio Worldwide – the challenge, the opportunity

January 13, 2017

Dr. Jay Wenger explains that we have a groundbreaking opportunity to remove the polio virus from the planet.

Annual Report, 2016, Powerful Patient

January 12, 2017

Joyce updates everyone on what Powerful Patient has been up to throughout 2016.

Helping your baby with metabolic disorders

January 5, 2017

A young mother speaks with Joyce about learning that her beautiful baby has a metabolic disorder — what that means and how to help.

Dealing with Complex Medical Disorders

April 5, 2016

Medical conditions that cross medical specialties are particularly challenging for patients and their doctors. How to help?