Physical Exam and History
At diagnosis, a detailed medical history should be obtained1, including the patient's health habits, past illnesses, treatments, and their Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status.2
A complete physical exam should be carried out to check general signs of health and signs of disease, such as swelling in the liver, spleen, groin, neck, and lymph nodes under the arm.3
1. Referenced with permission from the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines®) for Acute Myeloid Leukemia V.3.2021. © National Comprehensive Cancer Network, Inc. 2021. All rights reserved. Accessed April 22, 2021. To view the most recent and complete version of the guideline, go online to NCCN.org. NCCN makes no warranties of any kind whatsoever regarding their content, use or application and disclaims any responsibility for their application or use in any way. 2. Döhner H, Estey E, Grimwade D, et al. Diagnosis and management of AML in adults: 2017 ELN recommendations from an international expert panel. Blood. 2017;129(4):424-447. 3. Adult acute myeloid leukemia treatment (PDQ-R®)—patient version. National Cancer Institute (NCI) website. https://www.cancer.gov/types/leukemia/patient/adult-aml-treatment-pdq. Updated May 18, 2018. Accessed October 4, 2018.