Prognosis

The coarse or duration of a medical condition of a patient is called Prognosis. A complete prognosis includes the expected duration, function, and description of the course of the disease, such as progressive decline, intermittent crisis, or sudden, unpredictable crisis. Prognosis is a prediction of the chance of recovery or survival from a disease. Most medicos give a prognosis based on criteria of how a disease acts in studies on the general population. Prognosis can vary with lung cancer which depends on several factors, such as the stage of disease diagnosis, type of cancer, and even gender, duration etc.

Terms Used to Describe Prognosis With Cancer

Survival rate , Median survival rate, Progression-free survival, Disease-free survival , Overall survival

 

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