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Cancer treatment—radiotherapy fractions administered

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METeOR identifier:Help on this term393510
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 08/05/2014
Definition:Help on this termThe total number of radiotherapy sessions (fractions) 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 fractions administered
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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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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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Has been superseded by Cancer treatment—radiotherapy fractions administered Health, Standard 08/05/2014

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Cancer treatment—radiotherapy fractions administered, total fractions N[N] Health, Superseded 08/05/2014

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