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National Cancer Data Base - Data Dictionary PUF 2016

Mets at Dx Other

PUF Data Item Name: 
NAACCR Item #: 
Diagnosis Years Available: 
Allowable values: 
This data item identifies whether other metastatic involvement, other than bone, brain, liver, lung or distant lymph nodes exists. Some examples include but are not limited to the adrenal gland, bone marrow, pleura, peritoneum, and skin. The five Mets at Dx Metastatic Sites variables provide information on specific metastatic sites for data analysis.
Registry Coding Instructions: 

Refer to the instructions in the 2018 STORE manual, page 188, at

NCDB System Code Assignments: 

Code Description
0 None; no other metastases
1 Yes; distant metastases in known site(s) other than bone, brain, liver, lung or distant lymph nodes.
2 Generalized metastases such as carcinomatosis
8 Not applicable
9 Unknown whether any other metastatic site. Not documented in patient record.

Analytic Note: 

This variable was added as a FORDs item in 2016 and revised in the 2018 STORE manual.