NAACCR Item #3929: Separate Tumor Nodules
|Item #||Length||Source of Standard||Year Implemented||Version Implemented||Year Retired||Version Retired|
NAACCR XML: Tumor.separateTumorNodules
"Separate tumor nodules" refers to what is conceptually a single tumor with intrapulmonary metastasis in the ipsilateral (same) lung. Their presence in the same or different lobes of lung from the primary tumor affects the T and M categories.
This data item was previously collected for Lung, SSF# 1 and at least one standard setter is continuing to collect it.
|0||No separate tumor nodules; single tumor only|
Separate tumor nodules of same histologic type not identified/not present
Intrapulmonary metastasis not identified/not present
Multiple nodules described as multiple foci of adenocarcinoma in situ or minimally invasive adenocarcinoma
|1||Separate tumor nodules of same histologic type in ipsilateral lung, same lobe|
|2||Separate tumor nodules of same histologic type in ipsilateral lung, different lobe|
|3||Separate tumor nodules of same histologic type in ipsilateral lung, same AND different lobes|
|4||Separate tumor nodules of same histologic type in ipsilateral lung, unknown if same or different lobe(s)|
|7||Multiple nodules or foci of tumor present, not classifiable based on notes 3 and 4|
|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|
Primary tumor is in situ
Separate Tumor Nodules 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.