Note 1: Each stage should be classified as either A or B according to the absence or presence of definedconstitutional symptoms, such as:
Note 2: Pruritus alone does not qualify for B classification, nor does alcohol intolerance, fatigue, or a short, febrile
illness associated with suspected infections.
|000||No B symptoms (Asymptomatic)||A|
|010||Any B symptoms:
|020||Pruritis (if recurrent and unexplained)||B|
|030||(010) + (020)||B|
Not documented in patient record
The "A" or "B" is appended to the stage I-IV as determined in the data item Site-Specific Factor 2, Systemic Symptoms at Diagnosis.