Health Information Management
Cancer/Tumor Registrar

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Salary: $37,619 - $52,028
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Hourly: $12.09 - $25.79
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Outlook: 3 Stars
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Length of Training: 2 years
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The Cancer/Tumor Registrar is involved in managing and analyzing clinical cancer information and is a very important member of a cancer team. They are data management experts who work closely with physicians, administrators, and healthcare planners. Cancer tumor registrars are responsible for coding the diagnostic and treatment records of cancer patients. This information is important because it helps in the evaluation of cancer treatments and in the planning of educational programs for doctors, cancer patients, and others.

Areas of Specialization

Individuals, who become a certifed cancer/ tumor registrar, review records of cancer patients, review medical reports, and code the diagnostic and treatment records of cancer patients. They also track the progress of cancer patients over time and note whether the patients live or die from cancer. The tumor registrar then exports the information to the state’s cancer registry. The cancer registry is a profoundly valuable tool for cancer research.


Work Environment

Cancer/tumor registrars can work in a variety of settings, such as hospitals, doctors’ offices, national health standards organizations, or even independent consultation companies.