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Cancer treatment—surgery target site, topography code (ICD-O-3) ANN.N

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termSurgery target site
METeOR identifier:Help on this term561567
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 08/05/2014
Definition:Help on this termThe target site of cancer-directed surgery performed during the course of treatment for cancer, as represented by an ICD-O-3 code.
Data Element Concept:Cancer treatment—surgery target site

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Classification scheme:International Classification of Diseases for Oncology 3rd edition
Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termString
Format:Help on this termANN.N
Maximum character length:Help on this term5

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Record all four alphanumeric characters of the topography code. The number after the decimal point represents the subsite or subcategory.

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The target site is collected for all cancer-directed surgery performed during the course of treatment.

Cancer-directed surgery refers to all surgery that destroys or modifies cancer tissue anywhere in the body.

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

Target sites for biopsies that remove the entire tumour and/or leave only microscopic margins are to be recorded here.

All sites or regions targeted for cancer-directed surgery during the course of treatment should be recorded. There may be more than one site targeted for treatment. For example, the primary tumour site and the site of a distant metastasis may receive cancer-directed surgery as part of the course of treatment.

The target site for radiotherapy is collected as a separate item.
Collection methods:Help on this termThis information should be obtained from the patient's medical record. 
Comments:Help on this termThis is collected to identify which anatomical structures are targeted by surgery and is useful in evaluating patterns of care and patient outcomes.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termCancer Australia
Reference documents:Help on this termAmerican 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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Supersedes Cancer treatment—surgery target site, topography code (ICD-O-3) ANN.N Health, Superseded 08/05/2014

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

See also Cancer treatment—surgical procedure for cancer, procedure code (ACHI 8th edn) NNNNN-NN Health, Superseded 08/05/2014

See also Cancer treatment—surgical procedure for cancer, procedure code (ACHI 8th edn) NNNNN-NN Health, Superseded 14/05/2015

See also Cancer treatment—surgical procedure for cancer, procedure code (ACHI 9th edn) NNNNN-NN Health, Standard 14/05/2015

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

Surgery for cancer cluster Health, Superseded 14/05/2015

Surgery for cancer cluster Health, Standard 14/05/2015

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