Cancer treatment—surgical procedure date, DDMMYYYY
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
|Short name:||Surgical procedure date|
|Definition:||The date on which a cancer-directed surgical procedure was performed during the initial course of treatment for cancer, expressed as DDMMYYYY.|
|Data Element Concept:||Cancer treatment—surgical procedure date|
Value domain attributes
|Maximum character length:||8|
Data element attributes
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
The surgical procedure date is collected for all cancer-directed surgery delivered to the patient during initial treatment for cancer. The initial course of treatment includes all treatments administered to the patient from diagnosis and before disease recurrence or progression.
Cancer-directed surgery refers to all surgery that destroys or modifies cancer tissue anywhere in the body.
Cancer-directed surgery may be palliative (to control symptoms, alleviate pain, or make the patient more comfortable), or curative.
The date of each surgical treatment episode should be entered separately.
Procedure dates for biopsies that remove all of the tumour and/or leave only microscopic margins are to be recorded here.Dates for radiotherapy and systemic treatments are collected as separate items.
|Collection methods:||This information should be obtained from the patient's medical record.|
|Comments:||Collecting the start and finish dates for treatment modalities will enable an estimate of treatment duration.|
Source and reference attributes
|Origin:||Commission on Cancer, American College of Surgeons|
|Reference documents:||American College of Surgeons 1998. Standards of the Commission on Cancer: Registry Operations and Data Standards (ROADS), Volume II. Commission on Cancer|
|Related metadata references:|
Supersedes Cancer treatment—surgical procedure date, DDMMYYYY
Has been superseded by Cancer treatment—surgical procedure date, DDMMYYYY
See also Cancer treatment—surgery target site, topography code (ICD-O-3) ANN.N
See also Cancer treatment—surgical procedure for cancer, procedure code (ACHI 7th edn) NNNNN-NN
See also Cancer treatment—surgical procedure for prostate cancer, code N
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