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Cancer treatment—residual (R) tumour indicator, yes/no code N

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termResidual tumour indicator
METeOR identifier:Help on this term430267
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 08/05/2014
Definition:Help on this termAn indicator of whether residual tumour is present after the course of treatment for cancer, as represented by a code.
Data Element Concept:Cancer treatment—residual (R) tumour indicator

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Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termBoolean
Format:Help on this termN
Maximum character length:Help on this term1
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Record the presence of residual tumour on completion of the course of treatment for cancer.

In some cases treated with surgery and/or neoadjuvant therapy, residual tumour will be present at the primary site after treatment because of incomplete resection or local and regional disease extending beyond the scope of resection.
Collection methods:Help on this termThis information should be sought from the patient's medical record, referral letters or attending medical clinician.
Comments:Help on this termThe presence of residual tumour may indicate the effect of treatment, influence further treatment decisions, and be a strong predictor of prognosis.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termCancer Australia
Reference documents:Help on this termAmerican Joint Committee on Cancer 2010. AJCC Cancer Staging Manual, 7th edition. Springer: New York

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