CTR Coding Break – Endometrial Coding Review

  The June CTR Coding Break provides an overview of tips and information relative to histology and grade, AJCC 8th edition staging, treatment, and primary site coding. Endometrial primaries histology of mixed types along with terms used as synonyms are reviewed, an example being MMMT Malignant Mixed Mesodermal Tumors as a synonym for Carcinosarcoma. Additional histologic coding examples are provided as well, along with a brief…

Posted on Jun. 24, 2021 in CTR Coding Break

Connecting as a Leader

In 1972, President Richard Nixon, who signed the National Cancer Act into law in 1971 during his first term, had one of the highest electoral votes with a 96.65% win; he was the first president to visit a nation not recognized by our own government, Australia. President Nixon also liked to give the peace sign. On one of his visits to Australia, it ended differently than…

Posted on Jun. 17, 2021 in From Our Perspective

June is National Cancer Survivor Month

In the US alone, according to the American Cancer Society, there are roughly 17 million cancer survivors and it’s estimated to grow to over 22.1 million by 2030. The month of June is designated as National Cancer Survivor Month, and with numbers climbing annually, it’s important to understand the obstacles facing this growing community. While we happily celebrate their anniversaries and mileposts, cancer survivors must learn…

Posted on Jun. 10, 2021 in From Our Perspective

Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month

June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month, and according to the Alzheimer’s Association, there are 50 million people worldwide who are living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia, which is an overall term describing a group of symptoms.  A degenerative brain disease facing many families, Alzheimer’s does have some early signs you can look for: A disruption in daily…

Posted on Jun. 3, 2021 in From Our Perspective