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Radiotherapy fractions administered

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METeOR identifier:Help on this term393508
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 07/12/2011
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The number of radiotherapy fractions or treatment sessions administered.

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

Administration of the total dose of radiation is spread out over time and delivered to the patient in a number of even parts or treatment sessions (fractions). Although a treatment session may include several treatment portals delivered within a confined period of time, usually a few minutes, it is still considered one fraction.

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Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termCancer Australia
Reference documents:Help on this termAmerican College of Surgeons 2002. Facility Oncology Registry Data Standards (FORDS), 2009 revision, Commission on Cancer page 163

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Cancer treatment—radiotherapy fractions administered Health, Superseded 08/05/2014

Cancer treatment—radiotherapy fractions administered Health, Standard 08/05/2014

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