Question: 20000256

Status


Final

Category


#1:   Size of tumor
#2:   Melanoma
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References


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


EOD-Size of Primary Tumor--Melanoma: How do you code tumor size for a melanoma diagnosed by a positive lymph node biopsy when the primary site is coded C44.9 because no primary site was identified? See discussion.

Discussion


Should the size be 000 because no primary was found or 999 for unknown?

Answer


For cases diagnosed 1998-2003:

Code the EOD-Size of Primary Tumor field to 000 [No mass; no tumor found] when primary site is coded to C449.

History




Last Updated


02/25/2009

Date Finalized