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Primary site of cancer code (ICDO-3) ANN{.N[N]}

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METeOR identifier:Help on this term270755
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 07/12/2011
Definition:Help on this termThe ICDO (3rd edition) code set representing the site of origin of a tumour, as opposed to the secondary or metastatic sites.

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Classification scheme:International Classification of Diseases for Oncology 3rd edition
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Data type:Help on this termString
Format:Help on this termANN{.N[N]}
Maximum character length:Help on this term6

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Report the primary site of cancer, if known, for patients who have been diagnosed with a cancer.

In ICDO, primary site is identified using both the Cxx.x code identifying site and the behaviour code to identify whether the site is the primary site. The behaviour code numbers used in ICDO are listed below:

0 Benign

1 Uncertain whether benign or malignant

  • borderline malignancy
  • low malignant potential

2 Carcinoma in situ

  • intraepithelial
  • non-infiltrating
  • non-invasive

3 Malignant, primary site

6 Malignant, metastatic site

  • malignant, secondary site

9 Malignant, uncertain whether primary or metastatic site

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Has been superseded by Topography code (ICD-O-3) ANN.N Health, Standard 07/12/2011

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Person with cancer—primary site of cancer, code (ICDO-3) ANN{.N[N]} Health, Superseded 06/03/2009

Person with cancer—primary site of cancer, code (ICDO-3) ANN{.N[N]} Health, Superseded 07/12/2011

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