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Person with cancer—core biopsy tumour length, total millimetres NN.N

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termCore biopsy tumour length
METeOR identifier:Help on this term513447
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 14/05/2015
Definition:Help on this termThe total length of tissue involved by cancerous tissue in a single specimen found in pathology testing of tissue from a person with cancer, presented in millimetres.
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 examination.
Data Element Concept:Person with cancer—core biopsy tumour length

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Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termTotal
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termNN.N
Maximum character length:Help on this term3
Unit of measure:Help on this termMillimetre (mm)
Unit of measure precision:Help on this term1

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termCancer Australia

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Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

Record in millimetres the total length of tissue involved by carcinoma in a single specimen found in pathology testing of a tissue biopsy as outlined in the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia Prostate Cancer Structured Pathology Reporting Protocol (2014) CS3.05a.

A single specimen refers to multiple cores collected from a single site. This is generally collected in relation to tissue that has been surgically removed due to the presence of cancer.

This should be recorded in conjunction with Core biopsy length to provide the extent of the tumour in each specimen.

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

Source and reference attributes

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

Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia 2014. Prostate cancer (radical prostatectomy) structured reporting protocol 2nd edition. RCPA, Sydney. Viewed 21 December 2014, http://www.rcpa.edu.au/getattachment/f506078a-3bd4-4a1c-8b8c-85d2f2dfcf61/Protocol-prostate-cancer-radical-prostatectomy.aspx

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See also Person with cancer—core biopsy length, total millimetres NN.N Health, Standard 14/05/2015

See also Person with cancer—core biopsy tumour extent, percentage N[NNN] Health, Standard 14/05/2015

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

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

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

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