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 date of the regional lymph node dissection in the Date Therapy Initiated field. (Reference: SEER Inquiry System Question ID 20020047)
Code the most extensive surgery if the patient has multiple surgical procedures of the primary site.
4 or more regional lymph nodes removed.
Surgery of the primary site was not performed because it was not part of the planned first-course treatment.