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National Cancer Data Base - Data Dictionary PUF 2016

Treatment Status

PUF Data Item Name: 
NAACCR Item #: 
Allowable values: 
0-2, 9
This item summarizes whether the patient received any treatment or was under active surveillance.
Registry Coding Instructions: 

Treatment after a period of active surveillance is considered subsequent treatment and is not coded in this item.

Use code 0 when treatment is refused or the physician decides not to treat for any reason such as the presence of comorbidities.

Analytic Note: 

This item is only reported for diagnosis years 2010 and later.

Code Definition
0 No treatment given
1 Treatment given
2 Active surveillance (watchful waiting)
9 Unknown if treatment given