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ready International Classification of Diseases for Oncology 3rd Revision

Abbreviation: ICD-0-3

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The International Classification of Diseases for Oncology (ICD-0) has been used for nearly 25 years, principally in tumor or cancer registries, for coding the site (topography) and the histology (morphology) of the neoplasm, usually obtained from a pathology report. ICD-0 is a dual classification with coding systems for both topography and morphology. The topography code describes the site of origin of the neoplasms and uses the same 3-character and 4-character categories as ICD-10 for malignant neoplasms (COO-C80); this allows greater specificity for coding sites of nonmalignant neoplasms than is possible in ICD-10. The morphology code describes the cell type of the tumor and its biological activity, in other words, the characteristics of the tumor itself.

How to cite this record ICD-0-3; International Classification of Diseases for Oncology 3rd Revision; DOI:; Last edited: Jan. 23, 2020, 1:03 p.m.; Last accessed: Jan 24 2021 12:09 a.m.

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