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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms



assessment  listen  (uh-SES-ment)

  In healthcare, a process used to learn about a patient’s condition. This may include a complete medical history, medical tests, a physical exam, a test of learning skills, tests to find out if the patient is able to carry out the tasks of daily living, a mental health evaluation, and a review of social support and community resources available to the patient.