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Person with cancer—multiple primary tumours descriptor, code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termMultiple primary tumours descriptor
METeOR identifier:Help on this term429482
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 08/05/2014
Definition:Help on this termWhether the multiple primary tumours in the person with cancer are synchronous or metachronous, as represented by a code.
Data Element Concept:Person with cancer—multiple primary tumours descriptor

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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
1Synchronous
2Metachronous
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, http://www.uptodate.com/contents/multiple-primary-lung-cancers

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Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

Synchronous primary tumours are detected simultaneously, either preoperatively or in the resected specimen.

Metachronous primary tumours are detected after a time interval between detection of the first lesion and detection of a subsequent primary lesion.
Collection methods:Help on this termThis information should be sought from the patient's pathology report and medical record.
Comments:Help on this termPatients with multiple primary tumours may have a worse prognosis or more extensive treatment than patients with a single tumour. In addition, the management and prognosis when multiple primary tumours are present may vary depending on whether the tumours are synchronous or metachronous.

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, http://www.uptodate.com/contents/multiple-primary-lung-cancers

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See also Person with cancer—multiple primary tumours indicator, yes/no code N Health, Standard 08/05/2014

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term
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Gynaecological cancer (clinical) DSS Health, Superseded 14/05/2015

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

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Lung cancer (clinical) DSS Health, Superseded 14/05/2015

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

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