If the radiation treatment was provided to prolong a patient’s life by controlling symptoms, to alleviate pain, or to make the patient more comfortable, then also record the radiation administered in the items Palliative Care (NAACCR Item #3270) and/or Palliative Care at This Facility (NAACCR Item #3280), as appropriate.
This item is reported as an optional item per the ROADS manual for cases diagnosed between January 1, 1996, and December 31, 2002, and required by FORDS thereafter.
|0||None||No radiation therapy was administered to the patient. Diagnosed at autopsy.|
|1||All radiation treatment at this facility||All radiation therapy was administered at the reporting facility.|
|2||Regional treatment at this facility, boost elsewhere||Regional treatment was administered at the reporting facility; a boost dose was administered elsewhere|
|3||Boost radiation at this facility, regional elsewhere||Regional treatment was administered elsewhere; a boost dose was administered at the reporting facility.|
|4||All radiation treatment elsewhere||All radiation therapy was administered elsewhere.|
|8||Other||Radiation therapy was administered, but the pattern does not fit the above categories.|
|9||Unknown||Radiation therapy was administered, but the location of the treatment facility is unknown or not stated in patient record; it is unknown whether radiation therapy was administered. Death certificate only.|