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Extent of Disease Evaluation

Common Metastatic Sites

If the diagnostic term in the pathology report is not in the list below, be sure to consult your ICD-O manual.

Spread Primary Site/Mets
Lymphatic Spread Common iliac lymph nodes are second station (metastatic) nodes.
Hematogenous Spread Lung, bone, liver; brain (from kidney parenchyma). kidney and ureter cancer can grow through the renal vein and vena cava directly into the heart.

Extent of Disease Evaluation

Definitions

  • Key words/possible involvement:
    Terms which indicate possible involvement by tumor. Common terms are provided, but the list is not all-inclusive.
  • Other words/no involvement:
    Other terms seen in reports which indicate an abnormality but do not indicate a neoplastic process. Common terms are provided, but the list is not all-inclusive.
  • Key Information:
    Information to look for in the report of the study. Key information helps define the extent of disease.

Diagnostic Studies