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Post therapy Clinical Classification

(JD Liddil) #1

From the AJCC TNM there are codes for determining point of care that staging was done.
For example:
ycTNM - Post therapy Clinical Classification: Stage assigned after primary systemic and/or radiation therapy, or after neoadjuvant therapy and before planned surgery. Criteria: First therapy is systemic and/or radiation therapy.

An ideas how best to code this until this is in a vocabulary

(Christian Reich) #2

Just use the normal TNM. The fact that it is after some other event is obvious from the fact when the other events (chemo, surgery, radiotherapy) are recorded.

(JD Liddil) #3

This is a specific TNM code scheme used in Cancer Registries. See this link:

(Christian Reich) #4

Totally understood. This is an answer to the question:

(BTW: It’s a terrible code. Because it indirectly and unspecifically links to other events before and after. Such a code should not exist. So, we may map it to the normal code anyway, to avoid contradictions in the data. But that’s a conversation we should have in a few weeks.)