SEER Inquiry System - Report
Produced: 12/11/2023 1:06 AM
2007 SEER Manual, 3-4
Reportability/AmbiguousTerminology: Because there is a caveat in the SEER PCM, 3rd edition to ignore adverbs such as "strongly" when assessing reportability, should a term such as "likely" cancerous be reportable given than the expression "most likely" cancerous is reportable?
"Likely cancerous" is NOT reportable.
The CoC, NPCR and SEER have agreed to a strict interpretation of the ambiguous terms list. Terms that do not appear on the list are not diagnostic of cancer.
Prior to 1/1/2010
"Likely cancerous" is reportable. See the 2004 SEER Manual, page 4, note under 1.b. "Most likely" appears on the reportable list. "Likely" is a form of "Most likely."
Reference: 2004 SEER Manual pg 3-5