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Question: 20000243 Status
Final

References
Source 1:   SEER PCM, 3rd Ed, Rev 1
pgs:   F-17
Notes:   January 2003
Source 2:   2004 SEER Manual
pgs:   C-393
Notes:  


Question
Surgery of Primary Site--Lung: What code is used to represent "photodynamic therapy" (PDT) for lung primaries?

Discussion
PDT is not listed in the Surgery to Primary Site field codes for lung.

Answer
For cases diagnosed 2003 and later, code the Surgery of Primary Site field to 19 [Local destruction or excision, NOS] for lung primaries. Photodynamic therapy is a surgical procedure that results in the local destruction of tumor.

History
For cases diagnosed 1998-2002, code the Surgery of Primary Site field to 10 [Local destruction or excision, NOS].

Last Updated
02/19/2005

Date Finalized