NAACCR Item #3812: B symptoms

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1868

End Column

1868

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LEFT

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' '

Documentation

Item # Length Source of Standard Year Implemented Version Implemented Year Retired Version Retired Column #
3812 1 NAACCR 2018 18 1868 - 1868

NAACCR XML: Tumor.bSymptoms

Description
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.
Rationale
B symptoms is a Registry Data Collection Variable in AJCC. This data item was previously collected for Lymphomas, SSF# 2.
Codes
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.