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Person with cancer—tumour outside primary site indicator, yes/no/not stated/inadequately described code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termTumour outside primary site indicator
METeOR identifier:Help on this term545382
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 08/05/2014
Definition:Help on this termAn indicator of whether there is macroscopic evidence of a tumour outside of the primary site of cancer in a person with cancer, as represented by a code.
Data Element Concept:Person with cancer—tumour outside primary site 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
1Yes
2No
Supplementary values:Help on this term
9Not stated/inadequately described

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

CODE 9    Not stated/inadequately described

This code is not for use in primary data collections.

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this termRecord whether there is evidence of macroscopic tumour outside of the primary site of cancer for both patients treated initially with surgery and non-surgical cases. 
In non-surgical cases, the extent of tumour outside the primary site may be assessed by imaging, for example using a CT scan, or diagnostic procedure, for example an ultrasound guided core biopsy.
Collection methods:Help on this termCollect from pathology reports or patient medical records.
Comments:Help on this termAlthough tumour size outside the primary site is not used in the staging process, it is a prognostic factor.  

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Cancer Australia

Reference documents:Help on this termPecorelli, S. 25th Annual Report on the Results of Treatment in Gynecological Cancer. International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics 2003, 83(Supp 1): 1-230
Cancer Australia Project Working Group, 2010

Relational attributes

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

Gynaecological cancer (clinical) DSS Health, Superseded 14/05/2015

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

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