Regional Nodes Positive

This input is used for staging


**Note 1:** Record this field even if there has been preoperative treatment. **Note 2:** Lymph nodes with isolated tumor cells (ITCs) are counted as positive lymph nodes. ITCs are defined as any tumor deposits in lymph nodes less than or equal to 0.2 mm. **Note 3:** Although satellite nodules and in-transit metastasis are coded under Regional Lymph Nodes (N), DO NOT count as Regional Nodes Positive in this field.


Code Description
00 All nodes examined negative.
01-89 1 - 89 nodes positive (code exact number of nodes positive)
90 90 or more nodes positive
95 Positive aspiration or core biopsy of lymph node(s)
97 Positive nodes - number unspecified
98 No nodes examined
99 Unknown if nodes are positive; not applicable
Not documented in patient record