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MP/H Rules/Multiple primaries--Bladder: How many primaries should be reported for the case below? See discussion.

Final May 23 2016

MP/H Rules/Histology--Sarcoma: What is the appropriate histology code for a final diagnosis of undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcoma and/or pleomorphic sarcoma, undifferentiated? See Discussion.

Final May 18 2016

First course treatment/Date 1st surgical procedure--Colon: Should the date of a polypectomy be recorded in the Date of First Surgical Procedure field when the entire tumor is not removed by polypectomy? See Discussion.

Final May 10 2016

First course treatment/Surgery of Primary Site--Skin: How are Surgery of Primary Site and Surgical Procedure of Other Site coded for an eyelid skin primary diagnosed by punch biopsy and treated with an orbital exenteration? See Discussion.

Final May 05 2016

Reportability--Thyroid: Is a final diagnosis of "non-invasive follicular thyroid neoplasm with papillary-like nuclear features" reportable when the diagnosis comment states this tumor was historically classified as encapsulated follicular variant of papillary thyroid carcinoma? See Discussion.

Final May 05 2016

Birthplace/Place of birth, country: For patients originally born in a country that is currently considered as "historic only", where the original birth country now has a one-to-many relationship with the current country, how should the reported original birthplace be coded? (Example: Yugoslavia)

Final May 04 2016

Reportability/MP/H Rules/Histology--Ovary: What is the histology code for an ovarian tumor described as a mucinous borderline tumor, intestinal type?

Final May 03 2016

MP/H Rules/Histology: What is the correct histology code for a NUT midline carcinoma?

Final Apr 26 2016

Reportability--Melanoma:  Please explain how a CTR is to interpret the guideline in the MP/H rules (Cutaneous Melanoma): Evolving melanoma (borderline evolving melanoma): Evolving melanoma are tumors of uncertain biologic behavior. Histological changes of borderline evolving melanoma are too subtle for a definitive diagnosis of melanoma in situ. Is this to mean that evolving melanoma in situ is not reportable? Or should we follow the guidelines in SEER Question 20130022 that states the reportability terms for melanoma and melanoma in situ.

Final Mar 30 2016

Surgery of Primary Site--Melanoma: Please further explain the SEER Note under Melanoma surgery codes 30-36 for these two examples. Are both examples coded 31?

1. Shave bx: +melanoma in situ, +microscopic margins  Wide excision: no residual melanoma in situ

2. Shave bx: melanoma, +microscopic margin   Wide excision: Melanoma, margins negative (margin status negative but distance not stated)

Final Mar 02 2016
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