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SS2018/Lymph nodes--Breast:  Should Code 3 of the Summary Stage 2018 (SS2018) for Breast designate the intramammary and infraclavicular lymph nodes as being ipsilateral? Similarly, should Code 7 designate infraclavicular lymph nodes as contralateral/bilateral? Laterality (ipsilateral, contralateral/bilateral) is included for axillary and internal mammary nodes in the respective codes.

Final Feb 27 2019

EOD 2018--EOD Primary Tumor: Should Note 6 in Extent of Disease (EOD) Primary Tumor for the schemas Fallopian Tube, Ovary, and Primary Peritoneal Carcinoma be revised to exclude pelvic sites? See Discussion.

Final Feb 21 2019

Reportability--Behavior: Is severe dysplasia reportable if it shows invasion or microinvasion pathologically? See Discussion.

Final Feb 13 2019

Laterality--Head and Neck:  Were the topography codes C090 and C091 intentionally left off of the Sites for Which Laterality Codes Must Be Recorded table in the 2018 SEER Manual?  The codes were also removed from Table 10 in the 2018 Solid Tumor Rules for Head and Neck but appear under coding instructions 1b. and 6b. in the manual.

Final Feb 13 2019

Reportability--Skin:  Is an atypical smooth muscle cell proliferation of the skin reportable? See Discussion.

Final Feb 01 2019

Reportability/Histology--Bladder:  Is papillary urothelial neoplasm of low malignant potential (PUNLMP) (8130/1) reportable when also referred to as papillary transitional cell carcinoma, grade 1, no invasion (8130/2) previously?  See Discussion.

Final Jan 28 2019

First Course Treatment/Surgery of Primary Site--Breast:  How is "Goldilocks," also referred to as oncoplastic reconstruction, in the surgery section for breast cancer patients coded?

Final Jan 24 2019

Reportability--Skin: Is atypical intradermal smooth muscle neoplasm (AISMN) of the skin reportable? The comment on the path report states: Atypical intradermal smooth muscle neoplasm (AISMN) was previously termed "cutaneous leiomyosarcoma."

Final Jan 14 2019

MP/H Rules/Multiple primaries--Breast:  Please confirm Multiple Primaries/Histology Breast Rule M8 applies in this 2017 case. The surgical resection is >60 days past the biopsy date but is it possible treatment plans for breast could span >60 days and this is one primary?  See Discussion.

Final Jan 08 2019

Systemic/Surgery Sequence: Does the Systemic/Surgery Sequence field apply to only the first surgery performed (Date of First Surgical Procedure) or does it apply to the most definitive surgery (Date Most Definitive Surgery) as well? See Discussion.


Final Jan 02 2019
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