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Person with cancer—distant metastatic site(s) at diagnosis, topography code (ICD-O-3) ANN.N

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termDistant metastatic site(s) at diagnosis (ICD-O-3 code)
METeOR identifier:Help on this term433232
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 08/05/2014
Definition:Help on this termThe anatomical position (topography) of the secondary or distant metastatic site(s) identified in the person with cancer at the time of diagnosis of cancer, as represented by a code.
Data Element Concept:Person with cancer—distant metastatic site(s) at diagnosis

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Representational attributes

Classification scheme:International Classification of Diseases for Oncology 3rd edition
Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termString
Format:Help on this termANN.N
Maximum character length:Help on this term5

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Record all four alphanumeric characters of the topography code. The number after the decimal point represents the subsite or subcategory.

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Record all distant metastatic site(s) identified at the time of diagnosis of the cancer.

Site refers to the anatomical position of the distant metastatic disease.

Use the latest edition of the AJCC Cancer Staging Manual or UICC TNM Classification of Maligant Tumours to distinguish between regional involvement and distant metastatic sites. Cases with sites of distant metastasis would be coded M1.

Do not code sites of regional or local metastasis as defined in the "T" field.

Do not update this record with the sites of distant metastasis diagnosed subsequent to the initial diagnosis.
Collection methods:Help on this termThis information should be sought from the patient's medical record.
Comments:Help on this termThe presence of distant metastatic disease at diagnosis is an independent prognostic indicator and may influence treatment decisions.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termCancer Australia
Reference documents:Help on this term

American College of Surgeons 1998. Standards of the Commission on Cancer: Registry Operations and Data Standards (ROADS), Volume II. Commission on Cancer

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