Medical History and Physical Examination for Lung Cancer
Your medical history can help your health professional find out what is causing your symptoms. Your health professional will ask you questions about:
During the physical exam, your health professional will examine your body to help find the cause of your symptoms. Your health professional may:
Why It Is Done
A complete medical history and physical exam will help your health professional find out what is causing your symptoms.
Your medical history may show that you have an increased risk of developing lung cancer if you have risk factors such as:
Physical symptoms related to lung cancer include:
What To Think About
A medical history and physical exam will help find out what is causing your symptoms. If lung cancer is suspected, your health professional will order other tests to confirm the diagnosis.
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