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


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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
Value Meaning Start Date End Date
Permissible Values 2 No
1 Yes


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.

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


American Joint Committee on Cancer 2010. AJCC Cancer Staging Manual, 7th edition. Springer: New York
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