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Person with cancer—tumour size outside primary site, code N

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termTumour size outside primary site
METeOR identifier:Help on this term424282
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 08/05/2014
Definition:Help on this termThe amount of macroscopic tumour outside of the primary site of cancer in a person with cancer, as represented by a code.
Data Element Concept:Person with cancer—tumour size outside primary site

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN
Maximum character length:Help on this term1
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
1Macroscopic disease less than or equal to 2 cm outside the primary tumour site
2Macroscopic disease between 2 cm and less than 10 cm outside primary tumour site
3Macroscopic disease equal to or greater than 10 cm outside the primary tumour site
Supplementary values:Help on this term
8Unknown
9Not stated/inadequately described

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

Use the appropriate value to indicate the size of macroscopic disease outside of the primary site of cancer.

CODE 8   Unknown

To be used if records have no indications of procedures (surgery or diagnostic biopsy) or imaging (such as CT scans) that would allow macroscopic spread to be seen.

CODE 9   Not stated/inadequately described

To be used if procedures or imaging that allow macroscopic spread to be seen have been undertaken but there is no indication of the size of the tumour outside of the primary site.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termCancer Australia

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

Record the amount of macroscopic tumour outside of the primary site of cancer for both patients treated initially with surgery and non-surgical cases.

In non-surgical cases, the extent of tumour outside the primary site may be assessed by imaging, for example using a CT scan, or diagnostic procedure, for example an ultrasound guided core biopsy.
Collection methods:Help on this termCollect from pathology reports or patient medical records.
Comments:Help on this termAlthough tumour size outside the primary site is not used in the staging process, it is a prognostic factor.  

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termCancer Australia
Reference documents:Help on this termPecorelli, S. 25th Annual Report on the Results of Treatment in Gynecological Cancer. International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics 2003, 83(Supp 1): 1-230
Cancer Australia Project Working Group, 2010

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Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

Gynaecological cancer (clinical) DSS Health, Superseded 14/05/2015

Gynaecological cancer (clinical) NBPDS Health, Standard 14/05/2015

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