Q&A: How to code grade for 2014 diagnoses


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Q: What is the grade for low grade papillary transitional cell CA of the bladder non-invasive diagnosed 3/1/14?

A: Grade 2. Per the 2014 grade rules, we use the terminology low grade under number 8. Low grade is grade 2.


Q: Patient diagnosed 5/1/14 with Gleason 3+4=7 prostate cancer. What is the grade/differentiation?

A: Grade 1: Per the 2014 grade rules, the Gleason grades are converted in the following manner:

Gleason 2-6         Grade 1

Gleason 7             Grade 2

Gleason 8-10       Grade 3