TREATMENT START DATE (CANCER) is the same as attribute ACTIVITY DATE, where the ACTIVITY DATE TYPE is National Code 'Start Date' of a CLINICAL INTERVENTION.
A Cancer Referral To Treatment Period will end on the same date as the TREATMENT START DATE (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 and the CANCER TREATMENT MODALITY is recorded as National Code 'All treatment declined', then the TREATMENT START DATE (CANCER) should be recorded as the date upon which the PATIENT made this decision.
For the National Cancer Waiting Times Monitoring Data Set, TREATMENT START DATE (CANCER) is for a cancer condition with a PRIMARY DIAGNOSIS (ICD) code defined by NHS England. The full list of diagnosis codes can be found on the NHS Digital website at: Cancer Waiting Times.
This data element is also known by these names:
|plural||TREATMENT START DATES (CANCER)|