NAACCR Item #2800: CS Tumor Size

Start Column

1298

End Column

1300

Alignment

RIGHT

Padding Character

'0'

Documentation

Item # Length Source of Standard Year Implemented Version Implemented Year Retired Version Retired Column #
2800 3 AJCC 2003 10 1298 - 1300

NAACCR XML: Tumor.csTumorSize

Description
Records the largest dimension or diameter of the primary tumor in millimeters.
Rationale
Tumor size at diagnosis is an independent prognostic indicator for many tumors and it is used by Collaborative Staging to derive some TNM-T codes.
Codes (See the most current version of the Collaborative Stage Data Collection System (http://cancerstaging.org),13 for rules and site-specific codes and coding structures.)