Question: 20180065

Status


Final

Category


#1:   Immunotherapy
#2:  
#3:  


References


Source 1:   2018 SEER Manual
pgs:   149
Notes:  
Source 2:   NAACCR Item #3270
pgs:  
Notes:   RX Summ-Palliative Proc


Question


Immunotherapy:  Is immunotherapy ever palliative treatment according to any oncologists or SEER?



Discussion




Answer


Any treatment that destroys or modifies cancer tissue should not be recorded as palliative. Even if immunotherapy is given for symptoms/palliative treatment, it is likely to kill off tumor cells.



History




Last Updated


08/28/2018

Date Finalized


11/15/2018