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Multiple primary tumours descriptor code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termValue Domain
METeOR identifier:Help on this term429470
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 08/05/2014
Definition:Help on this termA code set representing the type of multiple primary tumours.

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
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Supplementary values:Help on this term
7Not applicable, i.e. single primary tumour only
8Number of primary tumours unknown
9Multiple primary tumours present, but synchronicity not stated/inadequately described

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this termRecord the appropriate code at diagnosis, then update at the first appearance of a subsequent second primary where multiple tumours are discovered.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termCancer Australia
Reference documents:Help on this termBreathnach OS & Skarin AT 2009. Multiple primary lung cancers. Wolters Kluwer Health, UpToDate Inc., Waltham, MA. Viewed 8 March 2011,

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Person with cancer—multiple primary tumours descriptor, code N Health, Standard 08/05/2014

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