International Classification Of Diseases For Oncology by M. C. World Health OrganizInternational Classification Of Diseases For Oncology by M. C. World Health Organiz

International Classification Of Diseases For Oncology

byM. C. World Health OrganizEditorWorld Health Organiz

Hardcover | March 14, 2014

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The International Classification of Diseases for Oncology(ICD-O) has been used for nearly 25 years as the standard tool for coding diagnoses of neoplasms in tumor and cancer registrars and in pathology laboratories. ICD-O is a dual classification with coding systems for both topography and morphology. The topography code describes the site of origin of the neoplasm and uses the same 3-character and 4-character categories as in the neoplasm section of Chapter II, ICD-10. The morphology code describes the characteristics of the tumor itself, including its cell type and biologic activity.

In preparing this revised edition, the editors have made a special effort to change as few terms as possible, to add new terms at empty spaces, and to avoid reuse of previously assigned codes. While all topography codes remain the same as in the previous edition, morphology codes have been thoroughly reviewed and, where necessary, revised to increase their diagnostic precision and prognostic value.
World Health Organization is a Specialized Agency of the United Nations, charged to act as the world's directing and coordinating authority on questions of human health. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based polic...
Title:International Classification Of Diseases For OncologyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:250 pages, 10 × 4 × 0.98 inPublished:March 14, 2014Publisher:WHO PUBLICATIONSLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9241548495

ISBN - 13:9789241548496

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