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Carcinoma in situ (other)

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ACC

December 2018

Carcinoma in situ (other) – with surgery

Carcinoma in situ diagnosed with histological confirmation and characterised by the uncontrolled growth of malignant cells that are confined to the epithelial linings of organs and that has been treated by surgery to remove the tumour.

For the above definition, the following are not covered:

  • any skin cancer (including melanoma);
  • tumours treated with radiotherapy, laser therapy, cryotherapy or diathermy treatment; and
  • intra-epithelial neoplasia or premalignant conditions.

This definition excludes the 8 specified carcinoma in situ conditions listed above. For example, if a claim is made for carcinoma in situ of the breast and the definition specific to that condition is not met, the carcinoma in situ (other) definition cannot be used instead.

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We've updated this definition to reflect that we now have more specified Carcinoma In Situ definitions that go beyond this definition.

 

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ACC

October 2016

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Carcinoma in situ (other) – with surgery

Cancer in situ diagnosed with histological confirmation and characterised by the uncontrolled growth of malignant cells that are confined to the epithelial linings of organs and that has been treated by surgery to remove the tumour.

For the above definition, the following are not covered:

  • any skin cancer (including melanoma);
  • tumours treated with radiotherapy, laser therapy, cryotherapy or diathermy treatment; and
  • intra-epithelial neoplasia or pre-malignant conditions.

This definition excludes the 6 specified carcinoma in situ conditions listed (carcinoma in situ of the breast, carcinoma in situ of the cervix uteri, carcinoma in situ of the colon or rectum, carcinoma in situ of the testicle, carcinoma in situ of the urinary bladder and carcinoma in situ of the vagina or vulva). For example, if a claim is made for carcinoma in situ of the breast and the definition is not fully met, the carcinoma in situ (other) definition cannot be used instead.