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Cancer treatment—radiotherapy target site for lung cancer, code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termRadiotherapy target site (lung cancer)
Synonymous names:Help on this termRadiation therapy site
METeOR identifier:Help on this term433274
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 08/05/2014
Definition:Help on this termThe target site of radiotherapy administered during the course of treatment for lung cancer, as represented by a code.
Data Element Concept:Cancer treatment—radiotherapy target site

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN
Maximum character length:Help on this term1
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
1Thoracic site
2Non-thoracic site
3Thoracic and non-thoracic sites
Supplementary values:Help on this term
7Not applicable-radiotherapy was not administered
8Unknown whether radiotherapy was administered
9Radiotherapy was administered but the site not stated/inadequately described

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

More than one site may be targeted for radiotherapy.

Record the appropriate code describing the site(s) that was the target of radiotherapy treatment administered for lung cancer.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termCancer Australia

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

Record the appropriate code describing the target site of radiotherapy administered for lung cancer.

The target site for radiotherapy is recorded regardless of whether the course of treatment is completed as intended, the intent or timing of the radiotherapy, and the radiation treatment modality.

Radiotherapy may be administered to both a thoracic and non-thoracic site. For example, a patient with lung cancer may receive radical radiotherapy to the primary site +/- regional nodes followed by prophylactic cranial irradiation or whole brain irradiation.
Collection methods:Help on this term

This information should be obtained from the patient's radiotherapy records or from the radiation oncologist's summary letter.

Determining the target site of radiotherapy may require assistance from the radiation oncologist for consistent coding.
Comments:Help on this termThis is collected to identify which sites are targeted by radiotherapy and is useful in evaluating patterns of care and patient outcomes on a regional or national basis.

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), 2011 revision. Commission on Cancer

Relational attributes

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See also Cancer treatment—radiation dose administered, total Gray N[NN.NN] Health, Standard 08/05/2014

See also Cancer treatment—radiotherapy completion date, DDMMYYYY Health, Standard 08/05/2014

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

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

DSS specific attributes +

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

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