- Glossary of Terms
Glossary of Terms
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Definition: The way a health situation is likely to turn out. Prognosis refers to the usual progression and outcome of a condition.
Example: For example, breast cancer mortality rates can be significantly reduced by identifying cancers at earlier stages. Early detection and treatment of breast cancer gives a better chance of a full recovery or cure. The prognosis of breast cancer that is detected and treated early is better than the prognosis of breast cancer that is detected late.