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Cancer treatment—radiation dose administered

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METeOR identifier:Help on this term561382
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 08/05/2014
Definition:Help on this termThe largest prescribed dose of radiation administered during the course of treatment for cancer.

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Object class:Cancer treatment
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The course of cancer-directed treatment or treatments, with defined dates of commencement and cessation, given to the patient by a treatment provider or team of providers.

This may include cancer-directed surgical treatment, radiation therapy and systemic agent therapy for cancer. It applies to the primary course of cancer treatment, treatment administered to the patient in response to disease progression or treatment administered to the patient in response to disease recurrence.
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Submitting organisation:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare
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Commission on Cancer, Standards of the Commission on Cancer Registry Operations and Data Standards (ROADS) Volume II (1998)

Commission on Cancer, Facility Oncology Registry Data Standards (2002)

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Property:Radiation dose administered
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The amount of radiation administered.

Radiotherapy is the treatment of disease by means of ionizing radiation.

The amount or dose of radiation administered is measured in grays. The gray (Gy) is the SI (International System of Units) unit of absorbed radiation dose of ionizing radiation (for example, X-rays), and is defined as the absorption of one joule of ionizing radiation by one kilogram of matter (usually human tissue).

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Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Reference documents:Help on this term

Dorland I, Newman WA 2003. Dorland's illustrated medical dictionary (30th edn). Philadelphia: Saunders p1564

Myers T (Editor) 2009. Mosby’s Medical Dictionary , 8th Edition. Missouri: Mosby Elsevier page 820

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Submitting organisation:Help on this termCancer Australia

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Supersedes Cancer treatment—radiation dose administered Health, Superseded 08/05/2014

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

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