How is my medical status checked if I have a terminal illness?

Philip Lisagor, MD
Thoracic Surgery (Cardiothoracic Vascular)
Your doctor may ask the following questions when reviewing your medical status if you have a terminal illness:
  • What other health problems do you have? Other diagnoses?
  • What medications, drugs or treatments are you now taking?
  • What treatment options have you been given? Curative, major interventions, or comfort care and hospice?
  • Do you live in an urban or rural area? This may affect care options.

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