Question: 20000242

Status


Final

Category


#1:   Size of tumor
#2:   Prostate
#3:  


References


Source 1:   SEER EOD-88, 3rd Ed
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Question


EOD-Size of Primary Tumor--Prostate: Should the size of tumor be recorded as 001 (focus) or the actual size when both are stated? See Discussion.

Discussion


The pathology report from a TURP identifies a 3-mm focus of adenocarcinoma.

Answer


For cases diagnosed 1998-2003, code the EOD-Size of Primary Tumor field to 003 [3 mm]. The rule that says to code a focus or foci of tumor as 001 was developed for use when no tumor size is given.

History




Last Updated


09/02/2008

Date Finalized