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54,450 items of data are available, covering 46,210 participants, encoded using Data-Coding 3. Defined-instances run from 0 to 3, labelled using Instancing 2. Array indices run from 0 to 5.
parotid gland cancer98
other salivary gland cancer23
oropharynx / oropharyngeal cancer24
nasal cavity cancer54
small intestine/small bowel cancer253
gallbladder/bile duct cancer39
peripheral nerve/autonomic nerve cancer13
meningeal cancer / malignant meningioma39
brain cancer / primary malignant brain tumour239
spinal cord or cranial nerve cancer46
kidney/renal cell cancer734
other cancer of urinary tract39
cin/pre-cancer cells cervix2223
fallopian tube cancer14
hodgkins lymphoma / hodgkins disease533
acute myeloid leukaemia55
myelofibrosis or myelodysplasia34
other haematological malignancy47
squamous cell carcinoma756
primary bone cancer144
malignant lymph node, unspecified147
bone metastases / bony secondaries29
small cell lung cancer73
non-small cell lung cancer76
thymus cancer / malignant thymoma14
heart / mediastinum cancer3
Counts of participants/items last updated 19 Jul 2022.
Code for cancer. If the participant was uncertain of the type of cancer they had had, then they described it to the interviewer (a trained nurse) who attempted to place it within the coding tree. If the cancer could not be located in the coding tree then the interviewer entered a free-text description of it. These free-text descriptions were subsequently examined by a doctor and, where possible, matched to entries in the coding tree. Free-text descriptions which could not be matched with very high probability have been marked as "unclassifiable".