Early diagnosis, or identification of a condition or disease, is often essential to successful treatment.  With many diseases, the earlier you begin treatment, the greater your chance for complete recovery. So it’s important to determine what you have as soon as possible, so that you and your doctor can decide on the proper treatment.

Noticing symptoms, talking with your doctor, and having the appropriate medical tests all help determine the correct diagnosis. You will find information on these and related topics in this section.