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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
Laboratory tests may also be part of your physical exam for
lung cancer. Laboratory tests may include a
complete blood count (CBC), a routine
chemistry screen, and a
A complete medical history and
physical exam will help your health professional find out what is causing your
Your medical history may show that you have an
increased risk of developing lung cancer if you have risk factors such
Physical symptoms related to lung cancer include:
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
Complete the medical test information form (PDF)(What is a PDF document?) to help you prepare for this test.
September 12, 2012
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Michael Seth Rabin, MD - Medical Oncology
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