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The anatomical extent of disease at diagnosis based on the previously coded T, N and M stage categories, as represented by a code.


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This representation is based on the value domain for this data element, more information is available at " TNM stage (UICC TNM Classification of Malignant Tumours, 6th ed) code XXXX{[X]XX} ".
Data Type String
Format XXXX{[X]XX}
Maximum character length 7
Value Meaning Start Date End Date
Supplementary Values 8888 Not applicable
9999 Unknown, Stage X


Guide for use:

TNM staging applies to solid tumours excluding brain tumours.

Refer to the TNM Supplement: A Commentary on Uniform Use, 3rd Edition for coding rules.

Choose the lower (less advanced) T category when there is any uncertainty.


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