Morphology of cancer code (ICD-O-3) NNNN/N
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Value Domain|
|Registration status:||Health, Standard 07/12/2011|
|Definition:||The ICD-O (3rd edition) code set representing the histology and behaviour of cancer tissue.|
|Classification scheme:||International Classification of Diseases for Oncology 3rd edition|
|Maximum character length:||5|
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
ICD-O morphology describes histology and behaviour as separate variables, recognising that there are a large number of possible combinations.
In ICD-O, morphology is a 4-digit number ranging from 8000 to 9989, and behaviour is a single digit which can be 0, 1, 2, 3, 6 or 9.
When the morphology is unknown, record 8000 and the appropriate behaviour code. For example, a tumour of unknown morphology with a behaviour code of "3" for a malignant primary site tumour would be recorded as 8000/3.
Source and reference attributes
|Origin:||International Classification of Diseases for Oncology, Third Edition (ICD-O-3)|
|Related metadata references:|
Supersedes Morphology of cancer code (ICDO-3) NNNN/N Health, Superseded 07/12/2011
|Data elements implementing this value domain:|
Person with cancer—morphology of cancer, code (ICD-O-3) NNNN/N Health, Standard 07/12/2011