Appendix C brings together the site-specific instructions needed to abstract a case, facilitating efficiency and accuracy. The site-specific coding modules include SEER Coding Guidelines, Extent of Disease, and Surgery of Primary Site codes.1

General instructions in the main manual are applicable in the absence of site-specific instructions. All modules include the extent of disease and surgery codes, and solid tumor coding rules. Some modules include site-specific coding guidelines. Additional site-specific coding instructions are found in SEER*RSA, the SSDI manualExternal Web Site Policy (PDF) , and the Grade manualExternal Web Site Policy (PDF) .

Oral Cavity, Tonsil, Oropharynx

Parotid, Other and Unspecified Glands

Pharynx, Hypopharynx, Nasopharynx, Pyriform Sinus

Esophagus

Stomach

Small Intestine

Colon, Appendix, Rectosigmoid, Rectum

Anus

Liver, Intrahepatic Bile Ducts

Gallbladder, Extrahepatic Bile Ducts, Ampulla of Vater

Pancreas

Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors

Other Digestive

Nasal Cavity, Middle Ear, Sinuses

Larynx

Trachea, Other Respiratory

Lung

Heart, Mediastinum, Pleura

Bones, Joints, Cartilage

Skin

Melanoma

Mycosis Fungoides, Sezary Disease

Soft Tissues, Nerves, Nervous System

Retroperitoneum, Peritoneum

Breast

Vulva, Vagina

Cervix Uteri

Corpus Uteri, Uterus, NOS

Ovary

Fallopian Tube, Ligaments, Adnexa

Other and Unspecified Female Genital Organs, Placenta

Penis

Prostate

Testis

Other and Unspecified Male Genital Organs

Kidney

Renal Pelvis, Ureter

Bladder

Urethra, Urinary Other

Eye

Brain, Central Nervous System, Malignant

Brain, Central Nervous System, Benign and Borderline

Thyroid

Thymus, Adrenal and Other Endocrine Glands

Kaposi Sarcoma

Lymphoma

Hematopoietic, Reticuloendothelial, Immunoproliferative and Myeloproliferative

Other and Unknown Sites

1The surgery codes are based on the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer's Facility Oncology Registry Data System, American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL, 60611-321 (FORDS), Revised for 2013, Appendix B: Site-specific Surgery Codes. The surgery codes in this document are identical to the FORDS manual; only formatting and annotations may vary. The SEER Notes that appear in the Surgery Code sections contain information or instructions not found in FORDS or that are different from FORDS.

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