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Understanding Disease Progression: From Onset to Advanced Stages

Agostino Cilibrizzi

Disease progression, the dynamic process through which a medical condition evolves from its inception to advanced stages, holds significant implications for healthcare and research. This article delves into the stages of disease progression, starting from the initial onset of symptoms to the advanced and potentially irreversible phases. Factors influencing disease progression, including genetics, lifestyle choices, and medical interventions, are explored, highlighting their roles in shaping the trajectory of various conditions. The importance of comprehending disease progression is underscored by its relevance in treatment development, prognosis estimation, clinical trial design, and public health planning. As we unravel the intricate pathways of disease advancement, we pave the way for more effective interventions and improved patient outcomes.

Published Date: 2023-07-28; Received Date: 2023-08-03