LS variable metadata
Variable: BEHAVCC
Table: CANC
Short description: Behaviour of growth ICD-O
Full description: Single digit from the ICD-O morphology code describing behaviour of growth
Coding notes: Malignant = 3, 6, 9. Non-Malignant = 0, 1, 2

Coding scheme

ValueMeaning
-8Not coded (before 19790101 or after 19941231)
0benign
1uncertain whether benign or malignant
2carcinoma in situ
3malignant, primary site
6malignant, metastatic/secondary site
9malignant, uncertain whether primary or metastatic site
-8Not applicable on event date
-9Missing

Notes: 1988 onwards 'Behavior of Neoplasm' known as 'Behaviour of Growth'.
Mandatory from 1993 onwards.
Units of measurement:  
Source: Cancer registration data collected by OPCS/ONS through the cancer registration scheme of England and Wales
Former name of variable:  
Derived: N
Derivation: Not available
Subject:  
Date range: From: 19790101 To: 19941231 
Keyword: Diagnosis
Classification:  
Comparable variables for other individuals:  
Comparable variables for other times: TY1ACC, BEHA10CC
Restricted: N
Data type: Numeric
Length of field: 1
Reference 1: See LS Technical Volume (Hattersley and Creeser, 1995) page 344 (shows cancer registration abstract), page 25, pp. 97-98, pp. 104-105 (comparability of data), page 125 and pp. 138-141 (data quality).
Reference 2: Events Appendix 4b