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Question: 20130016 Status
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Source 1:   Heme & Lymph Manual & DB
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Question
Multiple primaries--Heme & Lymphoid Neoplasms: How many primaries are accessioned when a patient is diagnosed with small lymphocytic lymphoma in 1996, received chemotherapy on and off for 15 years due to relapses, and was subsequently diagnosed with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma in 2012?

Discussion


Answer
For cases diagnosed 2010 and forward, access the Hematopoietic Database at http://seer.cancer.gov/seertools/hemelymph.

Per Rule M10, this case should be accessioned as two primaries. According to Rule M10, one is to abstract as multiple primaries when a neoplasm is originally diagnosed as a chronic neoplasm AND there is a second diagnosis of an acute neoplasm more than 21 days after the chronic diagnosis.

The histology for the 1996 chronic neoplasm is coded to 9670/3 [small lymphocytic lymphoma]. The histology for the 2012 acute neoplasm is 9680/3 [diffuse large B-cell lymphoma].

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History


Last Updated
07/02/2014

Date Finalized
06/26/2013