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Tumor Tip of the Week-SEER Appendix C Coding Guidelines

Scenario: 2021 TURBT: Low Grade Urothelial Carcinoma (No other information available)
Question:  What is the correct behavior?
  • /2 in situ
  • /3 invasive
Answer:   /2 in situ
Rationale: SEER Appendix C 2021 Coding Guidelines Bladder page 5 https://seer.cancer.gov/manuals/2021/appendixc.html
Code the behavior as in situ (/2) when
• The diagnosis is low grade urothelial carcinoma AND there is no information regarding invasion
TIP:  If you are not familiar with the Coding Guidelines, you are really missing out!  These contain helpful hints on coding primary site, priority order, behavior, treatment, and various other tips.  Be sure to utilize coding guidelines!
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