This is an indicator that the PLANNED CANCER TREATMENT was provided as the first definitive treatment or intervention which was intended to remove or shrink a cancer tumour, to enable an anti-cancer treatment and/or to palliate the effects of the cancer.
|a.||first definitive treatment provided|
|b.||not first definitive treatment provided|
References: The NHS National Cancer Waiting Times, DH, DSCN 22/2002.
This attribute is also known by these names:
|plural||FIRST DEFINITIVE TREATMENT PROVIDED|