International classification of diseases for oncology 3rd edition icd o 3 purpose definition used principally in tumour or cancer registries for coding the site topography and the histology morphology of neoplasms usually obtained from a pathology report. Since it was first published in 1976 the international classification of diseases for oncology icd o has been internationally recognized as the definitive classification of neoplasms. The international classification of diseases for oncology icd o is a domain specific extension of the international statistical classification of diseases and related health problems for tumor diseases this classification is widely used by cancer registries. Icd o is a dual classification with coding systems for both topography and morphology the topography code describes the site of origin of the neoplasm and uses the same 3 character and 4 character categories as in the neoplasm section of chapter ii icd 10. The icd o 3 module provides a comprehensive training of the international classification of diseases for oncology third edition icd o 3 you will learn about icd o 3 implementation changes and the significance of these changes in the new edition training issues and casefinding lists
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