Diagnosis is defined as the identification of a condition, disease, disorder, or problem. A healthcare provider will consider you or your loved one’s background and family history, signs or symptoms, test results, as well as investigate the assumed or probable causes to determine the diagnosis. Effective prognosis is not possible without effective diagnosis (via Business Dictionary). A variety of methods exist to determine the cause of a health problem, and a variety of treatment options are offered following your prognosis.
This section offers information and resources for you and your loved one during your breast cancer journey, including breast cancer screening options, information about various diagnostic methods, and an explanation of staging of breast cancer.