Chapter 1: Tracking symptoms and health concerns

Using a symptom tracker

What is a symptom tracker?

A symptom tracker is a written record of the person’s symptoms or other health concerns. The tracker is also a helpful tool for improving symptom management by sharing information with a healthcare provider.

If the person is able, encourage them to use a symptom tracker. As their illness worsens, someone may need to keep a record for them. Its really important to track what is happening.

The next two chapters provide information about some of the symptoms and concerns that may be experienced with progressive illness.

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The symptom tracker can help you get started with tracking symptoms.