What Cancers Are Reportable?

Public Law 102-515 and its amendments identify reportable conditions for the National Program of Cancer Registries, therefore Nevada is following the International Classification of Diseases for Oncology classification system to determine reportability.

  • All diseases with a behavior code of "/2," in situ disease, or "/3" malignant disease
  • All solid tumors of brain and central nervous system, including meninges and intracranial endocrine structures with behavior codes of:
  • "/0" benign disease
  • "/1" disease of uncertain malignant potential
  • "/2" in situ disease
  • "/3" malignant disease


This includes:

  • Diagnoses that include the following terminology are malignant neoplasms and are reportable:
  • cancer                              carcinoma
  • carcinoma in situ               malignant
  • leukemia                           lymphoma
  • melanoma                         sarcoma
  • Malignant diagnoses that are not histologically confirmed, but are described by one of the following ambiguous terms, are considered confirmed cases and are reportable:
  • apparent, apparently         most likely
  • appears                            presumed
  • comparable with               probable, probably     
  • compatible with                suspect, suspected
  • consistent with                 suspicious (for)
  • favors                              typical of         
  • malignant appearing        
  • Basal or squamous cell carcinoma originating in mucoepidermoid or genital sites. This includes VIN III, VAIN III, and AIN III
  • A clinical diagnosis or any case that is stated to be cancer by a recognized medical practitioner, even if there is no histologic or cytologic confirmation
  • Any reportable cancer listed on the death certificate
  • Patients undergoing prophylactic or adjuvant therapy for a reportable condition
  • Hematopoietic and lymphoid neoplasms