Collaborative Stage Data Set - Revised 03/22/2013 FINAL
Regional Nodes Positive
- 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 CS Lymph Nodes, DO NOT count as Regional Nodes Positive in this field.
|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