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53,448 items of data are available, covering 45,655 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 cancer97
other salivary gland cancer23
oropharynx / oropharyngeal cancer24
nasal cavity cancer53
small intestine/small bowel cancer250
gallbladder/bile duct cancer37
peripheral nerve/autonomic nerve cancer13
meningeal cancer / malignant meningioma39
brain cancer / primary malignant brain tumour239
spinal cord or cranial nerve cancer46
kidney/renal cell cancer727
other cancer of urinary tract38
cin/pre-cancer cells cervix2193
fallopian tube cancer12
hodgkins lymphoma / hodgkins disease527
acute myeloid leukaemia54
myelofibrosis or myelodysplasia34
other haematological malignancy47
squamous cell carcinoma743
primary bone cancer144
malignant lymph node, unspecified146
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 25 Jan 2021.
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".