Cancer staging basis code A
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Value Domain|
|Registration status:||Health, Standard 07/12/2011|
|Definition:||A code set representing the timing and evidence for cancer stage values.|
|Maximum character length:||1|
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 manual containing the appropriate classification system for the cancer. For example, refer to the latest edition of the International Union Against Cancer (UICC) reference manual TNM Classification of Malignant Tumours or the American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) Cancer Staging Manual for coding rules for those tumours classified using the TNM system.
Source and reference attributes
|Submitting organisation:||Australian Institute of Health and Welfare|
|Related metadata references:|
Supersedes Cancer staging basis code A Health, Superseded 07/12/2011
|Data elements implementing this value domain:|
Cancer staging—staging basis of cancer, code A Health, Standard 07/12/2011