Person with cancer—number of positive sentinel lymph nodes, total code N[NN]
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
|Short name:||Number of positive sentinel lymph nodes|
|Definition:||The total number of sentinel lymph nodes reported as containing tumour after examination by a pathologist.|
|Data Element Concept:||Person with cancer—number of positive sentinel lymph nodes|
Value domain attributes
|Maximum character length:||3|
Data element attributes
Collection and usage attributes
For cancer registries:
Collection of this data item should only be from notification and pathology reports relating to initial diagnosis and not for recurrent or metastatic disease.
|Comments:||Sentinel lymph nodes are the first nodes that filter fluid draining away from the area of cancer. The number of lymph nodes with metastasis is important for cancer staging|
Source and reference attributes
National Breast and Ovarian Cancer Centre (NBOCC)
Australasian Association of Cancer Registries (AACR)
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW)
|Reference documents:||Johnson CH, Adamo M (eds.), SEER Program Coding and Staging Manual 2007. National Cancer Institute, NIH Publication number 07-5581, Bethesda, MD 2007.|
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