Q: What is the class of case in the following scenario? Patient presented 4/1/14 with positive biopsy for breast cancer. The patient never returns to the facility and it is unknown if the patient has ever undergone treatment.
A: Class of case 10. Per FORDS unless it is known the patient underwent treatment elsewhere, the class of case is 10 not 00.
Q: What is the class of case in the following scenario? Patient presented to radiation oncology office after being diagnosed with prostate cancer 10/1/14 at another facility. Radiation Oncologist recommends watchful waiting.
A: Class of case 22. Watchful waiting is the planned first course of treatment.