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Person with cancer—tumour focality indicator, code N

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termTumour focality indicator
METeOR identifier:Help on this term495313
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 14/05/2015
Definition:Help on this termWhether multiple tumour foci are present in a single cancer primary in a person with cancer, as represented by a code.
Data Element Concept:Person with cancer—tumour focality indicator

Value domain attributes

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
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
1Unifocal
2Multifocal
Supplementary values:Help on this term
9Unknown/inadequately described

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this termUnifocal refers to the primary tumour having a single foci of cancer cells, and multifocal refers to the primary tumour having two or more foci of cancer cells. Definitions of focality in relation to spread are specific to the cancer site.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termCancer Australia

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

Record whether multiple tumour foci reported as a single primary are present in a person with cancer as outlined by a code. When a primary tumour has a single foci of cancer cells record "unifocal". When a primary tumour has two or more foci of cancer cells record "multifocal".

For a tumour to be recorded as a multifocal tumour of a single primary cancer the tumour foci are required to have the same histology. Details regarding this coding for varying tumour sites is available in the International Classification of Diseases for Oncology, 3rd Edition (ICD-O-3).

This should be recorded from pathology reports after surgery.

Collection methods:Help on this termCollect from pathology reports.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termCancer Australia

Relational attributes

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

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

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