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Person with cancer—extent of primary cancer, stage grouping other, code X[XXXXX]

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termCancer staging—stage grouping other
METeOR identifier:Help on this term393377
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 07/12/2011
Definition:Help on this termThe anatomical extent of disease in a person with cancer based on stage categories of a staging classification other than the standard TNM classification, as represented by a code.
Data Element Concept:Person with cancer—extent of primary cancer

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termString
Format:Help on this termX[XXXXX]
Maximum character length:Help on this term6
Supplementary values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
999997Not applicable
999998Unknown
999999Not stated/inadequately described

Collection and usage attributes

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Record valid stage grouping codes from the current edition of the appropriate staging source for the particular cancer.

Convert all Roman numerals in the stage grouping to Arabic numbers. For example, stage IIIA would convert to 3A.

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

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Record the extent of the primary cancer at the time of diagnosis of the cancer.

Applies to all cancer stage groupings where a staging classification other than the standard TNM classification is used.

Choose the lower (less advanced) stage category when there is any uncertainty.

The relevant cancer stage grouping source will be indicated in the data element Cancer staging-cancer staging scheme source, code N[N] and if applicable, the related edition number will be recorded in data element Cancer staging-cancer staging scheme source edition number, code N[N].

A separate data element captures the extent of the primary cancer based on the TNM stage classification. 

Collection methods:Help on this termThis information should be obtained from the patient's medical record.
Comments:Help on this termCancer stage is an important determinant of treatment and prognosis, and is used to evaluate new treatments and analyse outcomes. Survival analysis is adjusted by stage at diagnosis and distribution of cancer cases by type and stage.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termCancer Australia

Relational attributes

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See also Cancer staging—cancer staging scheme source edition number, code N[N] Health, Standard 07/12/2011

See also Cancer staging—cancer staging scheme source, code N[N] Health, Standard 07/12/2011

See also Cancer staging—cancer staging scheme source, code N[N] Health, Standardisation pending 06/08/2019

See also Cancer staging—staging basis of cancer, code A Health, Standard 07/12/2011

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

Cancer (clinical) DSS Health, Superseded 08/05/2014

Cancer (clinical) DSS Health, Superseded 14/05/2015

Cancer (clinical) NBPDS Health, Standard 14/05/2015

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