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Definition

An indicator of whether residual tumour is present after the course of treatment for cancer, as represented by a code.

Components

Data Element (this item)

Representation

This representation is based on the value domain for this data element, more information is available at " Yes/no code N ".
Data Type Boolean
Format N
Maximum character length 1
Values
Value Meaning Start Date End Date
Permissible Values 2 No
1 Yes

Comments

Guide for use:

Record the presence of residual tumour on completion of the course of treatment for cancer.

In some cases treated with surgery and/or neoadjuvant therapy, residual tumour will be present at the primary site after treatment because of incomplete resection or local and regional disease extending beyond the scope of resection.

Comments:
The presence of residual tumour may indicate the effect of treatment, influence further treatment decisions, and be a strong predictor of prognosis.

References

American Joint Committee on Cancer 2010. AJCC Cancer Staging Manual, 7th edition. Springer: New York
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Inclusion in Data Distributions 0
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As a denominator in an Indicator 0
As a disaggregation in an Indicator 0