NAACCR Item #3812: B symptoms
|Item #||Length||Source of Standard||Year Implemented||Version Implemented||Year Retired||Version Retired|
NAACCR XML: Tumor.bSymptoms
B symptoms refer to systemic symptoms of fever, night sweats, and weight loss which can be associated with both Hodgkin lymphoma and some non-Hodgkin lymphomas. The presence of B symptoms is a prognostic factor for some lymphomas.
B symptoms is a Registry Data Collection Variable in AJCC. This data item was previously collected for Lymphomas, SSF# 2.
|0||No B symptoms (asymptomatic)|
Classified as "A" by physician when asymptomatic
|1||Any B symptom(s)|
Night sweats (drenching)
Unexplained fever (above 38 degrees C)
Unexplained weight loss (generally greater than 10% of body weight in the six months before admission)
B symptoms, NOS
Classified as "B" by physician when symptomatic
|8||Not applicable: Information not collected for this case|
(If this item is required by your standard setter, use of code 8 will result in an edit error.)
|9||Not documented in medical record|
B symptoms not assessed or unknown if assessed
Each Site-Specific Data Item (SSDI) applies only to selected primary sites, histologies, and years of diagnosis. Depending on applicability and standard-setter requirements, SSDIs may be left blank.