Treatment (Set 2)
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Beam radiation (EBRT, external beam radiation therapy). In the exercise, "4500 rads" is equivalent to 4500 cGy, or centigray.
This code represents a summary of radiation treatment received as part of first course of treatment.
Hospitals coding treatment according to The Commission on Cancer (COC) requirements will collect the following information instead of summary radiation information:
External beam, NOS
No boost radiation treatment
Summary of radiation treatment can be derived from these codes using the table on page 187 of the SEER Program Coding and Staging Manual 2004 (PDF).
No radiation and/or surgery