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Cancer staging basis code A

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Metadata item type:Help on this termValue Domain
METeOR identifier:Help on this term422610
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 07/12/2011
Definition:Help on this termA code set representing the timing and evidence for cancer stage values.

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Data type:Help on this termString
Format:Help on this termA
Maximum character length:Help on this term1
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ValueMeaning
PPathological
CClinical

Collection and usage attributes

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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.

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Submitting organisation:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare

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Supersedes Cancer staging basis code A Health, Superseded 07/12/2011

Data elements implementing this value domain:Help on this term

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

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