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Diagnostic
The process of identifying a disease by its characteristic signs , symptoms and laboratory findings. With cancer, the earlier the diagnosis is made, the better the chance of a cure.

Etiology
Aetiology

The scientific study or theory of the causes of a certain disease.

Incidence
The number of new cases of a disease in a specified population over a defined period of time.

Prevalence
The number of all new and old cases of a disease in a defined population at a particular point in time.

Prognosis
Prediction of the future course of the disease.

Prophylaxis
Measures taken (treatment, drugs ) to prevent the onset of a particular disease ("primary" prophylaxis) or recurrent symptoms in an existing infection that have be brought under control ("secondary" prophylaxis, maintenance therapy).

  • Preventive treatment : Treatment intended to preserve health and prevent the occurrence or recurrence of a disease.
    Taking a drug to prevent yourself from getting an illness.
  • Chemoprophylaxis : Prevention of disease by chemical means.

 

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