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Coding Guidelines Quiz

  1. Only malignant and in situ neoplasms are coded with the same set of topography codes in ICD-O.
  2. Both noun forms their related adjectives appear in the numerical list and alphabetic index of ICD-O.
  3. All the ill-defined sites are listed under C76 in ICD-O.
  4. In the alphabetic index, examples of common benign or malignant neoplasms have been listed in parentheses and assigned to the specific tissue from which they usually arise.
  5. Use subcategory ".8" when a tumor overlaps the boundaries of two or more categories or subcategories and its point of orign cannot be determined.
  6. Lymphamas occurring in specific sites are called extranodal or extralymphatic, so they are not assigned a site-specific topography code.
  7. The words "cancer" and "carcinoma" can be used used interchageably without causing any confusion.
  8. Lymphamas occurrring in specific sites are called extranodal or extralymphatic, so they are not assigned a site-specific topography code.
  9. The morphology and Behavior Code Matrix was designed to give the cancer registrars the final say on whether a tumor is considered to be benign, malignant, in situ, or uncertain whether malignant or benign.
  10. In ICD-O-3, some terms for neoplasms imply origin in certain sites or types of tissue.