Questions the Doctor Might Ask

Doctor: Do you have a family history of cancer?
Patient: My grandmother had breast cancer.
Doctor: Do you know how old she was when she was diagnosed?
Patient: She died when she was 67 from the cancer and I think she had it for 4 years before that.


Doctor: Do you have any allergies?
Patient: I am allergic to dog-hair.
Doctor: Are you allergic to any medications, like penicillin?
Patient: Not that I know of.


Doctor: Are you currently taking any medications?
Patient: I take aspirin once in a while for my headaches.
Doctor: How often do you get headaches?
Patient: About once a week or so.


Doctor: Do you do a monthly self breast examination?
Patient: No, I don't know what that is.
Doctor: The nurse will be happy to explain it to you and show you how to do it.
Patient: OK.