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Cancer treatment—surgical procedure date, DDMMYYYY

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termSurgical procedure date
METeOR identifier:Help on this term393424
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 08/05/2014
Definition:Help on this termThe 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

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Representation class:Help on this termDate
Data type:Help on this termDate/Time
Format:Help on this termDDMMYYYY
Maximum character length:Help on this term8

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

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:Help on this termThis information should be obtained from the patient's medical record.
Comments:Help on this termCollecting the start and finish dates for treatment modalities will enable an estimate of treatment duration.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Cancer Australia

Origin:Help on this termCommission on Cancer, American College of Surgeons
Reference documents:Help on this termAmerican College of Surgeons 1998. Standards of the Commission on Cancer: Registry Operations and Data Standards (ROADS), Volume II. Commission on Cancer

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See also Cancer treatment—surgery target site, topography code (ICD-O-3) ANN.N Health, Superseded 08/05/2014

Has been superseded by Cancer treatment—surgical procedure date, DDMMYYYY Health, Standard 08/05/2014

Supersedes Cancer treatment—surgical procedure date, DDMMYYYY Health, Superseded 07/12/2011

See also Cancer treatment—surgical procedure for cancer, procedure code (ACHI 7th edn) NNNNN-NN Health, Superseded 02/05/2013

See also Cancer treatment—surgical procedure for prostate cancer, code N Health, Standard 14/05/2015

See also Surgical procedure Health, Standard 07/12/2011

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

Surgery for cancer cluster Health, Superseded 08/05/2014

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