Personalized medicine is treatment tailored to each patient, which increases your chances of fighting and surviving certain diseases with fewer side effects. Unfortunately, 66 percent of Americans say they have never heard of personalized or precision medicine.
And yet, one in every four new drugs approved by the Food and Drug Administration are considered personalized treatments.
If you are not receiving these treatments, you are missing out on the latest advancements in health care. We are moving away from the “one size fits all” approach of medicine based on population averages to treatments that are based on the unique characteristics of your disease. You are more than a number. Your health care should reflect that.
How do you access personalized medicine? If your doctor does not offer it, you may need to advocate for yourself and your loved ones.
This guide is intended to help you find personalized care from diagnosis through treatment.
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