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Health State Descriptions for Canadians
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Cancers

Context

Introduction

Summary table

The cancers

At diagnosis

Therapeutic options

Subsequent health states

References

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Summary tables: Classification of health states related to cancer

Core attributes
Supplementary attributes

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Core attribute and level

Health state

PD PF ES FA MT SR

At diagnosis

Prognostic category

           
Very good prognosis 1 1 3 1 1

2

Fairly good prognosis 2 2 3 2 1

2

Poor prognosis 2 2 3 2 1 3
Metastatic disease 3 2 4 3 2 3
 

Leukemia

           
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia 2 2 2 2 1 2
Childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia 2 3 3 3 1 3

Treatment

Surgery

           
Post-operative in-patient 2 3 3 3 1 3
Post-operative out-patient 2 2 3 2 1 2
 

Radiotherapy

           
Curative 3 2 3 3 1 2
Palliative 2 3 4 4 2 4
 

Chemotherapy

           
Mild toxicity 2 2 3 3 2 3
Moderate toxicity 2 2 3 3 2 3
Severe toxicity 2 2 3 3 2 4
 

Hormonal therapy

1 2 2 3 2 2
 

Port-surgery bone marrow transplantation

3 2 2 2 1 3

Subsequent health states

Remission

           
After surgery 2 2 2 2 1 3
After radiotherapy 2 2 2 3 1 2
After chemotherapy 2 2 2 2 2 2
After hormonal therapy 1 2 2 3 1 2
 

Palliative care

3 3 4 3 2 4
 

Terminal care

4 4 4 4 4 4

 

Supplementary attribute and level

Health state

AN SP HE VI HF

At diagnosis

Prognostic category

         
Very good prognosis 3 1 1 1 1
Fairly good prognosis 3 1 1 1 1
Poor prognosis 3 1 1 1 1
Metastatic disease 4 1 1 1 1
 

Leukemia

         
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia 3 1 1 1 1
Childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia 3 1 1 1 1

Treatment

Surgery

         
Post-operative in-patient 3 1 1 1 1
Post-operative out-patient 3 1 1 1 1
 

Radiotherapy

         
Curative 3 1 1 1 1
Palliative 3 1 1 1 1
 

Chemotherapy

         
Mild toxicity 3 1 1 1 1
Moderate toxicity 3 1 1 1 2
Severe toxicity 3 1 1 1 2
 

Hormonal therapy

2 1 1 1 1
 

Port-surgery bone marrow transplantation

3 1 1 1 1

Subsequent health states

Remission

         
After surgery 2 1 1 1 1
After radiotherapy 2 1 1 1 1
After chemotherapy 2 1 1 1 1
After hormonal therapy 2 1 1 1 1
 

Palliative care

3 1 1 1 3
 

Terminal care

3 1 1 1 4

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