Cancer staging—staging basis of cancer, code A

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Element
Short name:Staging basis of cancer
METeOR identifier:296981
Registration status:Health, Superseded 07/12/2011
Definition:The timing and evidence for T, N and M cancer stage values, as represented by a code.
Data Element Concept:Cancer staging—staging basis of cancer

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Code
Data type:String
Format:A
Maximum character length:1
Permissible values:
ValueMeaning
PPathological
CClinical

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

CODE P     Pathological    

Pathological stage is based on histological evidence acquired before treatment, supplemented or modified by additional evidence acquired from surgery and from pathological examination.

CODE C     Clinical

Clinical stage is based on evidence obtained prior to treatment from physical examination, imaging, endoscopy, biopsy, surgical exploration or other relevant examinations.

Refer to the latest edition of the UICC reference manual TNM Classification of Malignant Tumours for coding rules.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Collection methods:From information provided by the treating doctor and recorded on the patient's medical record.

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

Has been superseded by Cancer staging—staging basis of cancer, code A Health, Standard 07/12/2011

See also Person with cancer—distant metastasis status, M stage (UICC TNM Classification of Malignant Tumours, 7th ed) code X[XX] Health, Standard 07/12/2011

See also Person with cancer—extent of primary cancer, TNM stage (UICC TNM Classification of Malignant Tumours, 7th ed) code X[XX] Health, Superseded 16/01/2020

See also Person with cancer—primary tumour status, T stage (UICC TNM Classification of Malignant Tumours, 7th ed) code X[XXX] Health, Standard 07/12/2011

See also Person with cancer—regional lymph node metastasis status, N stage (UICC TNM Classification of Malignant Tumours, 7th ed) code X[XX] Health, Standard 07/12/2011

See also Person with cancer—regional lymph node metastasis status, N stage (UICC TNM Classification of Malignant Tumours, 8th ed) code X[XX] Health, Candidate 06/08/2019

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:

Cancer (clinical) DSS Health, Superseded 07/12/2005

Cancer (clinical) DSS Health, Superseded 06/03/2009

Cancer (clinical) DSS Health, Superseded 22/12/2009

Cancer (clinical) DSS Health, Superseded 07/12/2011