Hematopoietic and Lymphoid Neoplasm - January 21
Dear Texas Cancer Reporters,
The following is an update from NAACCR regarding the Hematopoietic & Lymphoid Manual and Database:
The latest update of the Hematopoietic & Lymphoid Neoplasm Coding Manual and Database has been posted on the SEER website http://www.seer.cancer.gov/tools/heme/ This update replaces the 2010 and 2012 versions of both the manuals and the databases. The previous versions are no longer available.
This latest update is applicable for all cases diagnosed 1/1/2010 and forward. Also available is a webpage describing the major changes. http://www.seer.cancer.gov/tools/heme/update.html. A new user’s guide is also available for navigating the new format of the database http://www.seer.cancer.gov/django/seertools/static/docs/Web_Hema_Lymph_DB.pdf
To access the Hematopoietic & Lymphoid Neoplasm Coding Manual, open the database and select one of the current codes (not an obsolete code). Click on the link to open the information for that code. Find the “Help me code for dx year.” The year must be 2010 or forward (default is 2014 for current codes). Under that will be the link to coding manual. Click on the link and open the manual. At that time you can save a copy of the PDF to your computer. If you choose years 2001-2009, the information for coding multiple primaries applicable for those years will appear.
If you have any questions regarding the changes, please submit your questions to Ask a SEER Registrar http://www.seer.cancer.gov/registrars/contact.html or you can contact the Texas Cancer Registry at http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/tcr/contact-tcr.shtm.