Exercise 5

When a cancer patient has other concurrent illnesses, these usually will be mentioned in the medical record. Read the following paragraph that describes a patient with lung cancer.

This is the first admission for this 55-year-old white male. He appears in general good health. For the past two weeks he has experienced dysphagia, an occasional hemoptysis. Four days ago, he had a severe asthmatic attack relieved only after receiving adrenalin. X-rays show a carcinoma of the bronchus.

What other illnesses does the patient have? Type the name of the illness in the text field below.