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Cancer treatment type code N[N]

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termValue Domain
METeOR identifier:Help on this term467669
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 08/05/2014
Definition:Help on this termA code set representing the type of treatment for cancer.

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

Relational attributes

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Supersedes Cancer treatment type code N[N] Health, Superseded 08/05/2014

Data elements implementing this value domain:Help on this term

Cancer treatment—cancer treatment type, code N[N] Health, Standard 08/05/2014

Person with cancer—second-line treatment type, code N[N] Health, Standard 08/05/2014

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