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Cancer treatment—surgical procedure for prostate cancer, code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termSurgical procedure for cancer
METeOR identifier:Help on this term505115
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 14/05/2015
Definition:Help on this termThe prostate cancer-directed surgical procedure performed during the initial course of treatment for cancer, as represented by a code.
Data Element Concept:Cancer treatment—surgical procedure for cancer

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termString
Format:Help on this termNN
Maximum character length:Help on this term2
Permissible values:Help on this term
01Open retropubic radical prostatectomy
02Open perineal radical prostatectomy
03Robot assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy
04Robot assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy converted to open
05Laparoscopic radical prostatectomy
06Laparoscopic radical prostatectomy converted to open
07TURP (Transurethral resection of the prostate)
08Focal prostatectomy
Supplementary values:Help on this term
97Not applicable
99Not stated/inadequately described

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

Use this codeset to record the surgical procedure used in the treatment of prostate cancer. Where "other" is recorded, please complete Other cancer treatment description.

Code 00 (not applicable) applies where no surgery has been completed, and code 99 (not stated/inadequately described) applies when surgery has been completed but the type of surgery is not able to be determined.

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

The procedure code is collected for all cancer-directed surgery performed during initial treatment for prostate cancer. The initial treatment includes all treatments performed from diagnosis and before disease progression or recurrence.

Prostate cancer-directed surgery refers to all surgery that destroys or modifies prostate cancer tissue.

Cancer-directed surgery may be palliative (to control symptoms, alleviate pain, or make the patient more comfortable), or curative.

The procedure code for each surgical treatment episode should be entered separately.

Endocrine surgery for the purpose of modifying hormone levels is recorded with data element Systemic therapy procedure.

Collection methods:Help on this termThis information should be obtained from the patient's medical records.
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
Origin:Help on this term

New South Wales Department of Health, Public Health Division

Reference documents:Help on this term

Public Health Division 2001. NSW Clinical Cancer Data Collection for Outcomes and Quality: Data Dictionary, Version 1. Sydney:NSW Health Department

American College of Surgeons 2002. Facility Oncology Registry Data Standards (FORDS), 2009 revision. Commission on Cancer

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

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See also Cancer treatment—other cancer treatment, text X[X(149)] Health, Standard 08/05/2014

See also Cancer treatment—surgical procedure date, DDMMYYYY Health, Superseded 08/05/2014

See also Cancer treatment—systemic therapy procedure, code N[N] Health, Standard 08/05/2014

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

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

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