SEER is an authoritative source of information on cancer incidence and survival in the United States. SEER currently collects and publishes cancer incidence and survival data from population-based cancer registries covering approximately 30 percent of the U.S. population.
For MDS diseases (9980, 9982, 9983, 9985, 9986, 9989, 9991, 9992), abstracting each of the subtypes would result in over-counting of the diseases. 1. Code only the first subtype that is diagnosed. 2. Do not change the histologycode or create a new abstract for any subsequent specific MDS subtypes.