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Source 1:   SEER EOD-88, 3rd Ed
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Question
EOD-Size of Primary Tumor--Melanoma: How do you code tumor size for a melanoma diagnosed by a positive lymph node biopsy when the primary site is coded C44.9 because no primary site was identified?

Discussion
Should the size be 000 because no primary was found or 999 for unknown?

Answer
For cases diagnosed 1998-2003:

Code the EOD-Size of Primary Tumor field to 000 [No mass; no tumor found] when primary site is coded to C449.

History


Last Updated
02/25/2009

Date Finalized