A skin lesion diagnosed as skin cancer.
For Basal Cell Carcinoma and for Squamous Cell Carcinoma (please note that anything which applies to Squamous Cell Carcinoma also applies to atypical fibroxanthoma, Merkel cell tumour and all epidermal cell derived invasive malignancies except basal cell carcinoma), a PATIENT may have many Basal Cell Carcinomas diagnosed at the same time, or consecutively during follow-up, or by re-referral. Most patients with Squamous Cell Carcinoma have a single lesion at presentation, but a significant number will get more primaries over a period of time. For these cancers each lesion should be separately identified.
National Cancer Data Set Version 2.1_ISB October 2002
This class is also known by these names:
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