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Person with cancer—positive biopsy core, number N[NN]

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termPositive biopsy core number
METeOR identifier:Help on this term490961
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 14/05/2015
Definition:Help on this termThe number of biopsy cores found positive for cancer in pathology testing of tissue from a person with cancer, presented as a number.
Context:Help on this termTo be collected for a person with cancer who has had surgically removed tissue or a core biopsy taken for pathology testing the purpose of cancer diagnosis.
Data Element Concept:Person with cancer—positive biopsy core number

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Representation class:Help on this termTotal
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN[NN]
Maximum character length:Help on this term3

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Record the number of biopsy cores found positive for cancer in pathology testing of a tissue biopsy. Positive cores are cores that have been found to contain any cancerous cells.

This is generally collected in relation to tissue that has been surgically removed due to the presence of cancer.

Collection methods:Help on this termCollect from pathology reports or electronic databases.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termCancer Australia

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See also Person with cancer—diagnostic histology indicator, yes/no/unknown code N Health, Standard 14/05/2015

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

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