The Start Date of the first, second or subsequent cancer treatment given to a PATIENT who is receiving care for a cancer condition, with a PRIMARY DIAGNOSIS (ICD) code within the range C00 to C97 or D05 as defined by NHS England (see Cancer Waiting Times).
A Cancer Referral To Treatment Period will end on the same date as the TREATMENT START DATE FOR CANCER where First Definitive Treatment is given, unless cancer was discounted when the PATIENT was first seen (in which case the Cancer Referral To Treatment Period is ended at DATE FIRST SEEN).
If a PATIENT declines all treatment (CANCER TREATMENT MODALITY is recorded as National Code 'All treatment declined') then the TREATMENT START DATE FOR CANCER should be recorded as the DATE upon which the PATIENT made this decision.
This attribute is also known by these names:
|formerly||TREATMENT START DATES (CANCER)|
|plural||TREATMENT START DATES FOR CANCER|