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A Doctor And Patient On Participatory Medicine08:30
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In this 2016 photo, a Chinese doctor Peng Limei looks at a CT scan of a lung cancer patient. (Andy Wong/AP)MoreCloseclosemore
In this 2016 photo, a Chinese doctor Peng Limei looks at a CT scan of a lung cancer patient. (Andy Wong/AP)

Dave deBronkart, or "e-patient Dave," found the information he needed to fight late-stage kidney cancer in the online support communities that his doctor prescribed.

Since his recovery, he and his physician, Dr. Danny Sands, have co-founded the Society For Participatory Medicine and have co-authored a book, "Let Patients Help!: A "Patient Engagement" Handbook — How Doctors, Nurses, Patients and Caregivers Can Partner for Better Care."

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Dave deBronkart is a co-founder of the Society For Participatory Medicine, a speaker and a health policy adviser. He tweets @epatientdave.

Dr. Danny Sands, of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, is a co-founder of the Society for Participatory Medicine and a practicing physician. He tweets @drdannysands.

This segment aired on January 11, 2018.

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