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Person with cancer—second-line treatment type, code N[N]

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termSecond-line treatment type
Synonymous names:Help on this termSecond-line therapy
METeOR identifier:Help on this term432433
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 08/05/2014
Definition:Help on this termThe type of cancer-directed second-line treatment administered to a person with cancer, as represented by a code.
Data Element Concept:Person with cancer—second-line treatment type

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN[N]
Maximum character length:Help on this term2
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
1Surgery only
2Radiotherapy only
3Systemic agent therapy only
4Surgery and radiotherapy
5Surgery and systemic agent therapy
6Radiotherapy and systemic agent therapy
7Surgery, radiotherapy and systemic agent therapy
Supplementary values:Help on this term
97Not applicable—treatment was not administered
98Unknown whether treatment was administered
99Treatment was administered but the type was not stated/inadequately described

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

More than one treatment type may be administered during a course of cancer treatment; select the appropriate code value.

Systemic agent therapy refers to:

Surgery includes:

  • surgical procedure for cancer
  • systemic therapy procedure involving surgery

A systemic therapy procedure is a medical, surgical or radiation procedure that has an effect on the hormonal or immunologic balance of the patient.

Treatments other than surgery, radiotherapy or systemic agent therapy administered as part of the treatment are recorded separately.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Cancer Australia

Reference documents:Help on this termAmerican College of Surgeons 2002. Facility Oncology Registry Data Standards (FORDS), 2009 revision. Commission on Cancer, 28E

Data element attributes

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Guide for use:Help on this term

Record cancer-directed second-line treatment for a person with cancer. Cancer-directed treatment is that which destroys or modifies cancer tissue anywhere in the body.

Treatment may involve one or more modalities; record the code for each type of treatment administered.

Systemic therapy procedures are medical, surgical or radiation procedures that have an effect on the hormonal or immunological balance of the patient, and refer to haematologic transplant and endocrine procedures. 

Note the distinction between the administration of systemic agents or drugs, and systemic therapy procedures that affect the hormonal or immunologic balance of the patient. 

Collection methods:Help on this termThis information should be sought from the patient's medical record.
Comments:Help on this termThe collection of specific treatment information is useful to evaluate patterns of care, the effectiveness of different treatment modalities, and treatment by patient outcome.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termCancer Australia
Reference documents:Help on this term

American College of Surgeons 1998. Standards of the Commission on Cancer: Registry Operations and Data Standards (ROADS), Volume II. Chicago: Commission on Cancer

National Cancer Institute, 2008. Dictionary of Cancer Terms. Definition of second-line therapy. Viewed June 14, 2011, http://www.expertglossary.com/cancer/definition/second-line-therapy

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Related metadata references:Help on this term

See also Person with cancer—second-line treatment intention, code N Health, Superseded 14/05/2015

See also Person with cancer—second-line treatment intention, code N Health, Standard 14/05/2015

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term
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Lung cancer (clinical) DSS Health, Superseded 14/05/2015

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Lung cancer (clinical) NBPDS Health, Standard 14/05/2015

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