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Multiple primary tumours descriptor

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METeOR identifier:Help on this term433391
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 08/05/2014
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Whether the multiple primary tumours in the person with cancer are synchronous or metachronous.

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.
Property group:Help on this termImpairment characteristic

Source and reference attributes

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

Breathnach 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 Health, Standard 08/05/2014

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