SEER Training Modules

Treatment (Set 1)

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(Reference: SEER Program Coding and Staging Manual 2004 (PDF), pgs 169-201 and Appendix C for Surgery of Primary Site codes; FORDS Manual (PDF), pgs 129-191 and Appendix B for Surgery of Primary Site codes.)

Code the most extensive surgery if the patient has multiple surgical procedures of the primary site. For lymphoma, do not code a fine needle aspiration or core needle biopsy of a lymph node in Surgery of Primary Site. Reference: SEER Inquiry System, Question ID 20051034.