CS Tumor Size

This input is used for staging


**Note**: The assignment of the T1, T2, and T3 categories for Merkel cell carcinomas is based on tumor size. A physician's statement of the T category may be used to code both CS Tumor Size and/or CS Extension if this is the only information in the medical record regarding one or both of these fields. However the two fields are coded independently; for example, the record may document size but not extension. Use codes 992, 995, and 996 as appropriate to code CS Tumor Size based on a statement of T when no other size information is available.




NAACCR #2800
Code Description
000 No mass/tumor found
001-988 001 - 988 millimeters (mm)
(Exact size to nearest mm)
989 989 mm or larger
990 Microscopic focus or foci only and no size of focus given
991 Described as "less than 1 centimeter (cm)"
992 Described as "less than 2 cm," or "greater than 1 cm," or "between 1 cm and 2 cm"

Stated as T1 with no other information on size
993 Described as "less than 3 cm," or "greater than 2 cm," or "between 2 cm and 3 cm"
994 Described as "less than 4 cm," or "greater than 3 cm," or "between 3 cm and 4 cm"
995 Described as "less than 5 cm," or "greater than 4 cm," or "between 4 cm and 5 cm"

Stated as T2 with no other information on size
996 Described as "greater than 5 cm"

Stated as T3 with no other information on size
999 Unknown; size not stated
Size of tumor cannot be assessed
Not documented in patient record