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Cancer treatment—radiotherapy start date

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METeOR identifier:Help on this term393481
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 08/05/2014
Definition:Help on this termThe start date of the radiotherapy administered during the initial course of treatment for cancer.

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Object class:Cancer treatment
Definition:Help on this termThe course of cancer directed treatment or treatments, with defined dates of commencement and cessation, given to the patient by a treatment provider or team of providers. It includes all treatments administered to the patient before disease progression or recurrence and applies to surgical treatment, radiation therapy and systemic agent therapy for cancer.
Context:Help on this termThis metadata item is required to provide the basis for a standard approach to recording and monitoring patterns of initial treatment for cancer patients.
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Submitting organisation:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare
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Commission on Cancer, Standards of the Commission on Cancer Registry Operations and Data Standards (ROADS) Volume II (1998)

Commission on Cancer, Facility Oncology Registry Data Standards (2002)

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Property:Radiotherapy start date
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The date on which radiotherapy commenced.

Radiotherapy is the treatment of disease by means of ionizing radiation.

Property group:Help on this termEntry into service event

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Submitting organisation:Help on this termCancer Australia
Reference documents:Help on this termDorland I, Newman WA 2003. Dorland's illustrated medical dictionary (30th edn). Philadelphia: Saunders p1564

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Has been superseded by Cancer treatment—radiotherapy start date Health, Standard 08/05/2014

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Cancer treatment—radiotherapy start date, DDMMYYYY Health, Superseded 08/05/2014

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