created these documents for registrars as a lagniappe. (For
those of you who haven’t spent time in New Orleans, a lagniappe
is "an extra or unexpected gift or benefit provided by a merchant to
a customer.") All of this information should already be available in
your registry in the source documents, but April has reorganized
and/or reformatted it a way that she hopes will make your job
Primaries and Histology Coding Rules
Multiple Primary and Histology Coding Rules were updated in November
2007 with errata and clarifications, and the benign/borderline CNS
rules were added. We have updated each of the individual formatted
versions below with the replacement pages provided by SEER. These
files can be used on your computer or printed out for reference.
Use the format you are most comfortable with—it will save you time and reduce your stress in determining multiple primaries and coding histology.
The following PDF files have been excerpted from the MP/H rules and recompiled in a single format. They have been organized for efficient referencing, bookmarked for rapid access, and enabled for commenting (highlighting and notes).
In order to use these documents properly, Adobe Acrobat (or the free Acrobat Reader) installed on your computer. If you've never used Adobe Acrobat Reader to add comments to a PDF file, here are some helpful instructions.
Here is more information on the content of these formatted files. For training materials on the Multiple Primaries and Histology (MP/H) coding rules, visit the SEER web-based training modules, www.training.seer.cancer.gov.
Effective Dates for Registry Reference Manuals.
Here is a listing of the various editions of standard references and their effective dates (updated February 2016).
Data Comparison Checklist
this checklist as part
of her "Comparing Apples to Apples" presentation on comparing data
bases. Use it to make sure the data you are comparing to
really is comparable.