Month of Diagnosis

Source of standard: North American Association of Central Cancer Registriesexternal icon

Source item name: Derived from Date of Diagnosis

Source item number: 390external icon

This variable is derived from Date of initial diagnosis, which is the date of initial diagnosis by a recognized medical practitioner for the cancer being reported, whether clinically or microscopically confirmed.

Considerations for use

  • The day of diagnosis is not provided as an additional confidentiality measure.
  • This variable includes only count data. Rates cannot be calculated using this variable as no population data are associated with it.