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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms


personal medical history  listen  (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.