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Cancer treatment—androgen deprivation therapy purpose, code N

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termAndrogen deprivation therapy purpose
METeOR identifier:Help on this term505510
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 14/05/2015
Definition:Help on this termThe purpose of androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) used in the treatment of cancer, as represented by a code.
Context:Help on this termAndrogen deprivation therapy is used to treat people with prostate cancer.
Data Element Concept:Cancer treatment—androgen deprivation therapy purpose

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Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN
Maximum character length:Help on this term1
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ValueMeaning
1Neo-adjuvant
2Adjuvant
3Salvage
4Palliative
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8Unknown

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This code set outlines the purpose of androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) in the treatment of patients with prostate cancer.

CODE 1   Neo-adjuvant

This code should be recorded when androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) is used prior to the main treatment.

CODE 2   Adjuvant

This code should be recorded when androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) is used after the main treatment.

CODE 3   Salvage

This code should be recorded when androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) is used after a recurrence of prostate cancer for a patient who has had a radical prostatectomy.

CODE 4   Palliative

This code should be recorded when androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) is used to manage and alleviate symptoms and control tumour growth in palliative patients.

CODE 9   Unknown

This code should be recorded when androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) has been used in the treatment of a patient but the purpose of the therapy is not ascertainable from the data source.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termCancer Australia

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Record whether androgen deprivation therapy was used in the treatment of a person with cancer. Where patients have recieved androgen deprivation therapy for multiple purposes record this item multiple times.

Androgen hormones stimulate the growth of prostate cancer cells, and so the reduction of androgen hormones aims to reduce the spread of prostate cancer. This includes both chemical treatments, such as Luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone agonists and antagonists, and surgical treatment, such as an orchiectomy.

Collection methods:Help on this termCollect from patient medical records.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termCancer Australia

Relational attributes

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

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