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Person with cancer—extent of primary cancer, TNM stage (UICC TNM Classification of Malignant Tumours, 8th ed) code X[XX]

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termCancer staging—TNM stage grouping code
METeOR identifier:Help on this term719703
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 16/01/2020
Definition:Help on this term

The anatomical extent of disease in a person with cancer based on the previously coded T, N and M stage categories, as represented by a code.

Data Element Concept:Person with cancer—extent of primary cancer

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Classification scheme:Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) TNM Classification of Malignant Tumours 8th edition
Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termString
Format:Help on this termX[XX]
Maximum character length:Help on this term3
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ValueMeaning
997Not applicable
998Unknown
999Not stated/inadequately described

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Record the stage in Arabic numerals and the appropriate upper or lower case alphabetic character omitting the prefix "stage". For example, record Stage IIA2 for cancer of the cervix uteri as "2A2".

Valid stage grouping codes from the current edition of the UICC TNM Classification of Malignant Tumours.

Refer to the TNM Supplement: A Commentary on Uniform Use, 5th Edition for coding rules.

Source and reference attributes

Reference documents:Help on this term

Wittekind C et al (Editors) 2019. Union for International Cancer Control (UICC): TNM supplement: A commentary on uniform use, 5th edition. Wiley-Blackwell.

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Guide for use:Help on this term

Record the extent of the primary cancer at the time of diagnosis of the cancer.

TNM staging applies to solid tumours excluding brain tumours.

The current edition of the American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) Cancer Staging Manual provides an equivalent and alternative source of TNM stage grouping codes.

Stage groupings using classification systems other than the TNM classification system are recorded separately.

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This information should be obtained from the patient's medical record.

Comments:Help on this term

Cancer stage is an important determinant of treatment and prognosis, and is used to evaluate new treatments and analyse outcomes. Survival analysis is adjusted by stage at diagnosis and distribution of cancer cases by type and stage.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Cancer Australia

Reference documents:Help on this term

Brierley J, Gospodarowicz MK, Wittekind C (Editors) 2016. Union for International Cancer Control (UICC): TNM Classification of Malignant Tumours, 8th edition. Hoboken: Wiley-Blackwell

American Joint Committee on Cancer 2016. AJCC Cancer Staging Manual, 8th edition. New York: Springer

American College of Surgeons 2016. Facility Oncology Registry Data Standards (FORDS), 2016 revision. Chicago: Commission on Cancer

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See also Cancer staging—staging basis of cancer, code A Health, Standard 07/12/2011

Supersedes Person with cancer—extent of primary cancer, TNM stage (UICC TNM Classification of Malignant Tumours, 7th ed) code X[XX] Health, Superseded 16/01/2020

See also Person with cancer—primary tumour status, T stage (UICC TNM Classification of Malignant Tumours, 8th ed) code X[XXX] Health, Candidate 06/08/2019

See also Person with cancer—regional lymph node metastasis status, N stage (UICC TNM Classification of Malignant Tumours, 8th ed) code X[XX] Health, Candidate 06/08/2019

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Bowel cancer diagnosed cluster Health, Standard 16/01/2020

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