Question: 20000245

Status


Final

Category


#1:   In Situ
#2:   Reportability
#3:  


References


Source 1:   AJCC Staging Manual, 6th Ed
pgs:   116
Notes:  
Source 2:  
pgs:  
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Question


Reportability/In situ: Are the terms "high grade dysplasia" and "severe dysplasia" synonymous with in situ? See discussion.

Discussion


On page 116 of the AJCC Cancer Staging Manual, 6th edition it states, "The terms 'high grade dysplasia' or 'severe dysplasia' may be used as synonyms for in situ adenocarcinoma or in situ carcinoma. These cases should be assigned pTis." These terms are not on the synonym list in the SEER Program Code Manual. Does SEER consider these terms synonymous with in situ?

Answer


No. SEER does not consider these words synonymous with behavior code 2 [in situ].

History




Last Updated


02/20/2005

Date Finalized