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Quiz: Data Collection

  1. Information collected by cancer registries can be placed into two main categories: patient demographics and follow-up.
  2. Demographic data consist of the primary site of the malignancy, its cell type, and the extent of disease.
  3. Cancer data collection begins by identifying people with cancer.
  4. Cancer information results from the diagnostic findings about a patient, which includes the primary site of the malignancy, its cell type, and the extent of disease.
  5. Providers who only diagnose the cancer, but do not treat it, do not have to report the case.
  6. Complete and timely cancer data collection requires field work from cancer registrars.
  7. One of the most important responsibilities of a cancer registrar is to protect the confidentiality of cancer patient information.
  8. It is no longer necessary to follow a patient once they have been entered into the registry.
  9. Individual identifiers make it possible to check for duplicate cases in the registry.
  10. Long term follow-up on cancer patients is important for registries to conduct survival analysis.