SEER Inquiry System - Report
Produced: 06/08/2023 8:37 AM
SEER EOD-88, 3rd Ed, 4
EOD-Size of Primary Tumor--Breast: If the patient has inflammatory carcinoma of the breast, is the tumor size coded as 998 even though we have a tumor size?
For cases diagnosed 1998-2003:
Code the EOD-Size of Primary tumor field to 998 [Diffuse; widespread; 3/4 or more of breast; inflammatory carcinoma] for all inflammatory breast carcinomas.
These cases have a worse prognosis because of the dermal lymphatic invasion. Half of the inflammatory breast carcinomas will have no palpable mass.
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