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National Cancer Data Base - Data Dictionary PUF 2016

Mets at Dx Distant Lymph Nodes

PUF Data Item Name: 
METS_AT_DX_DISTANT_LN
NAACCR Item #: 
1114
Diagnosis Years Available: 
All
length: 
1
format: 
Allowable values: 
0,1,8,9
text: 
Description: 
This data item identifies whether distant lymph node(s) are an involved metastatic site. The five Mets at Dx Metastatic Site variables provide information on specific metastatic sites for data analysis.
Registry Coding Instructions: 

Refer to the instructions in the 2016 FORDs manual, page 149, at

https://www.facs.org/~/media/files/quality%20programs/cancer/ncdb/fords%... hx

NCDB System Code Assignments: 

Code Description
0 None; no distant lymph node metastases
1 Yes; distant lymph node metastases
8 Not applicable
9 Unknown whether distant lymph node(s) are an involved metastatic site. Not documented in patient record.

Analytic Note: 

This variable was added as a FORDs item in 2016.