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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Antecedentes médicos personales

Personal medical history (PER-suh-nul MEH-dih-kul HIH-stuh-ree)
A collection of information about a person’s health. It may include information about allergies, illnesses and surgeries, and dates and results of physical exams, tests, screenings, and immunizations. It may also include information about medicines taken and about diet and exercise. Also called personal health record and personal history.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.