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Person with cancer—extent of primary cancer, TNM stage (UICC TNM Classification of Malignant Tumours, 6th ed) code XXXX{[X]XX} (Data Element)

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Definition

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

Components

Data Element (this item)

Representation

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
Permissible Values
Value Meaning Start Date End Date
Supplementary Values 9999 Unknown, Stage X - -
8888 Not applicable - -

Comments

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.

References


This content Based on Australian Institute of Health and Welfare material. Attribution provided as required under the AIHW CC-BY licence.

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Use in indicators

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