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The most relevant parts of the past medical history are;
- Previous episodes of this complaint?
- Previous surgery?
- Other illness/ Major co-morbidities
- Family history of cancers; possbility familial predisposition
Other important points in the history include;
- Problems with anaesthetics
- Family history of problems with surgery
- Drug allergies; document (which drug, what happened, when)
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