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Referral to palliative care services indicator

431267 | Property | Cancer Australia
An indicator of whether a patient has been referred to palliative care services. Referral to palliative care services is referral to palliative care administered by palliative care specialists such as a palliative care team or palliative physician. Palliative care may be administered in a community setting, for example, the patient's home or a nursing home, in the palliative care unit of an acute hospital or a hospice.
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Region of first recurrence as distant metastasis

393850 | Property | Cancer Australia
The anatomical site of first recurrence as distant metastasis. The term recurrence defines the return, reappearance or metastasis of cancer (of the same histology) after a disease-free intermission or remission. Distant metastasis refers to the spread of cancer of the same histology as the original (primary) tumour to distant organs or distant lymph nodes.
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Region of first recurrence as locoregional cancer

393844 | Property | Cancer Australia
The anatomical site of first recurrence as locoregional cancer. The term recurrence defines the return, reappearance or metastasis of cancer (of the same histology) after a disease free period. Locoregional recurrence refers to the recurrence of cancer cells at the same site as the original (primary) tumour or the regional lymph nodes after a disease free period.
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Research enrolment name

458257 | Property | Cancer Australia
The name of the research trial or study in which an individual is enrolled.
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Research trial type

458189 | Property | Cancer Australia
The type of trial or research study. This includes clinical trials, supportive care trials/studies and other research studies. The type of trial is indicative of the focus of the trial and the potential way that the trial may effect a participant.
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Residual (R) tumour indicator

430249 | Property | Cancer Australia
The presence or absence of residual tumour after treatment. Residual tumour is based on the UICC TNM cancer staging system descriptor represented by the symbol R. It refers to cancer cells remaining at the primary tumour site after attempts to remove the cancer have been made. Treatment may involve a cancer-directed surgical procedure, radiotherapy or treatment with a systemic therapy agent.
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Residual (R) tumour type

521148 | Property | Cancer Australia
The type of residual tumour left after the initial course of treatment.
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Second-line treatment intention

430237 | Property | Cancer Australia
The intended outcome of second-line treatment. The intended outcome of second-line treatment may be curative, which is designed to cure the basic disease, or non-curative, (palliative or supportive care), which is directed at relieving symptoms such as pain without curing the disease.
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Second-line treatment type

432399 | Property | Cancer Australia
The type of second-line treatment administered for a disease.
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Shared care arrangement indicator

462731 | Property | Cancer Australia
An indicator of whether shared care arrangement is in place. A shared care arrangement is an agreement between specialists/hospitals and primary health practitioners to provide care for a specific health condition. This often involves a formal agreement between practitioners which includes the planned delivery of care and information exchange above routine referral notices.
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Specialist support services date

587584 | Property | Cancer Australia
The date that specialist support services were used as part of a patient's treatment regime. Specialist support services are those that do not target the primary disease but help to manage side effects, symptoms, late effects and quality of life.Specialist support services include community services, allied health services and other hospital support service, such as the use of psychiatrists, psychologists, physiotherapists, social workers, specialist nurses/nurse counsellors, cancer support or v...
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Specialist support services indicator

462091 | Property | Cancer Australia
An indicator of whether specialist support services are used as part of a patient's treatment regime. Specialist support services are those that do not target the primary disease but help to manage side effects, symptoms, late effects and quality of life. Specialist support services include community services, allied health services and other hospital support service, such as the use of psychiatrists, psychologists, physiotherapists, social workers, specialist nurses/nurse counsellors, cancer su...
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Specialist support services type

566644 | Property | Cancer Australia
The type of specialist support services as part of a patient's treatment regime. Specialist support services are those that do not target the primary disease but help to manage side effects, symptoms, late effects and quality of life. Specialist support services include community services, allied health services and other hospital support service, such as the use of psychiatrists, psychologists, physiotherapists, social workers, specialist nurses/nurse counsellors, cancer support or volunteer su...
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Supportive care trial name

458230 | Property | Cancer Australia
The name of the supportive care trial or study.Information regarding the types of supportive care trials/studies patients are enrolled in may have implications for access to, and the provision of, health services. Supportive care trials may take place after the completion of primary treatment.
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Surgery target site

413947 | Property | Cancer Australia
The anatomical location or site in the body where surgery is performed. Surgery is the treatment of disease, injury and deformity by physical operation or manipulation.
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Surgical margin qualifier

433045 | Property | Cancer Australia
The orientation of the surgical margin that is closest to the invasive or in situ carcinoma. Surgical margins represent sites that have either been cut or bluntly dissected by the surgeon to resect the specimen. The distance and orientation of the closest margin is useful for surgical audit and for assessing the completeness of surgical resection. Margin involvement may influence treatment decisions and is a prognostic indicator.
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Systemic therapy agent or protocol

393613 | Property | Cancer Australia
The systemic therapy agent or protocol used for treatment. Systemic therapy agents are drugs that travel through the bloodstream and reach and effect cells all over the body. They are administered orally or intravenously. Systemic therapy agents may be administered as single-agent treatments or as a combination of drugs administered according to a prespecified regimen or protocol. A protocol is a precise and detailed plan for therapy that includes the type, quantity, method and length of time of...
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Systemic therapy procedure

394647 | Property | Cancer Australia
The type of systemic therapy procedure used in treatment. A systemic therapy procedure is a medical, surgical or radiation procedure that has an effect on the hormonal or immunologic balance of the patient, and refers to haematologic transplant and endocrine procedures. Haematologic transplants are bone marrow or stem cell transplants performed to protect patients from myelosuppression or bone marrow ablation associated with the administration of high-dose chemotherapy or radiotherapy. Endocrine...
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Systemic therapy procedure date

394639 | Property | Cancer Australia
The date on which a systemic therapy procedure was performed. A systemic therapy procedure is a medical, surgical or radiation procedure that has an effect on the hormonal or immunologic balance of the patient, and refers to haematologic transplant and endocrine procedures. Haematologic transplants are bone marrow or stem cell transplants performed to protect patients from myelosuppression or bone marrow ablation associated with the administration of high-dose chemotherapy or radiotherapy. Endo...
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Systemic therapy treatment modification indicator

546760 | Property | Cancer Australia
An indicator of whether a patient's planned systemic therapy treatment has been modified. Modifications are often due to a patient's response to treatment or a change in the extent or pathway of the disease.
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Tissue collection method

481989 | Property | Cancer Australia
The method used for the collection of a sample of tissue for pathology testing. This includes both biopsies and the collection of tissue related to other procedures.
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Tissue sample collected indicator

545517 | Property | Cancer Australia
An indicator of whether a tissue sample has been collected.
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Treatment complication date

572938 | Property | Cancer Australia
The date that a treatment complication (adverse event) is experienced by a patient during or after medical treatment. The date on which a side effect arising from a medical treatment is experienced.This includes, but is not limited to, complications from surgical treatment, such as an unplanned return to theatre, infection or haemorrhage, or complication from drug treatment, such as hypertension or toxicity.
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Treatment complication outcome

581126 | Property | Cancer Australia
The outcome of an immediate or short-term treatment complication (adverse event) during clinical care.This includes, but is not limited to, complications from surgical treatment, such as an unplanned return to theatre, infection or haemorrhage, or complication from drug treatment, such as hypertension or toxicity.
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Treatment complication type

546477 | Property | Cancer Australia
The type of short or long term treatment complication generally arising within 30 days of treatment.
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Treatment funding source

457099 | Property | Cancer Australia
The source of funding for a health-related treatment procedure or course of treatment.
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Treatment plan modification

425598 | Property | Cancer Australia
A change to a treatment plan, often as a result of a response to treatment or a change in the extent or pathway of the disease.
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Tumour outside primary site indicator

545378 | Property | Cancer Australia
An indicator of whether there is macroscopic evidence of a tumour outside of the primary site of cancer.
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Tumour size outside primary site

425545 | Property | Cancer Australia
The size of the tumour extending outside of the primary site of cancer. This applies to both patients treated with and without surgery. In non-surgical cases, the extent of tumour outside the primary site may be assessed by imaging. For example, by using a CT scan, or ultrasound guided core biopsy.
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Unintentional weight loss indicator

428806 | Property | Cancer Australia
An indicator of whether a person experienced unintentional weight loss of greater than 10% in the previous six months. Weight loss is a reduction of the total body mass, due to a mean loss of fluid, body fat or adipose tissue and/or lean mass. It can occur unintentionally due to an underlying disease such as cancer. Patients with medical causes of weight loss usually have signs or symptoms that suggest involvement of a particular organ system.
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Urinary incontinence indicator

487166 | Property | Cancer Australia
An indicator of whether a person is experiencing urinary incontinence.
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Urinary incontinence pad use indicator

587643 | Property | Cancer Australia
An indicator of whether a person who is experiencing urinary incontinence is using pads to manage urine leakage.
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Urine voiding problem severity

495121 | Property | Cancer Australia
The severity of urine voiding problems.
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Variation from planned treatment indicator

468358 | Property | Cancer Australia
An indicator of whether the course of treatment for cancer received varied from the planned treatment. This includes the cessation of treatment and variation of the treatment type, delivery and/or dose.
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