LS variable metadata
Variable: ICCS3BCC
Table: CANC
Short description: Site of growth ICD8
Full description: First three digits of the four digit ICD8 code. The first three digits describe the site (eg bone and articular cartilage). The fourth digit describes the subsite (eg lower jaw bone).
Coding notes: Malignant neoplasms (140 209), Benign neoplasms (210 - 229), Carcinoma in situ (230-234), Neoplasms of unspecified behaviour (235-239)

Coding scheme

ValueMeaning
140Lip
141Tongue
142Salivary glands
143Gum
144Floor of mouth
145Unspecified parts of mouth
146Oropharynx
147Nasopharynx
148Hypopharynx
149Pharynx unspecified
150Oesophagus
151Stomach
152Small intestine
153Colon
154Rectum
155Liver
156Gallbladder
157Pancreas
158Retroperitoneum and peritoneum
159Digestive organs etc. unspecified
160Nasal cavities
161Larynx
162Trachea, bronchus and lung
163Other and unspecified respiratory organs
170Bone
171Connective tissue
172Melanoma of skin
173Non-melanoma of skin
174Breast
180Cervix
181Placenta
182Uterus
183Ovary
184Other female genital
185Prostate
186Testis
187Penis
188Bladder
189Kidney
190Eye
191Brain
192Other nervous system
193Thyroid
194Other endocrine glands
195Other and ill-defined site
196Secondary & unspecified of lymph nodes
197Secondary - respiratory & digestive system
198Secondary - other specified sites
199Unspecified site
200Lymphosarcoma and reticulosarcoma (non-Hodgkin's lymphoma)
201Hodgkin's disease
202Other malignant neoplasm of lymphoid and histiocytic tissue (non-Hodgkin's lymphoma)
203Multiple myeloma
204Lymphatic leukaemia
205Myeloid leukaemia
206Monocytic leukaemia
207Other and unspecified leukaemia
208Polycythaemia vera
209Myelofibrosis
223Benign neoplasm of kidney and other urinary organs
225Benign neoplasm of brain and other parts of nervous system
226Benign neoplasm of endocrine glands
227Benign neoplasm of haemangioma and lymphangioma
234Neoplasm of unspecified nature of uterus
237Neoplasm of unspecified nature of other genito-urinary organs
238Neoplasm of unspecified nature of eye, brain and other parts of nervous system
-9Not applicable on event date

Notes:  
Units of measurement:  
Source: Cancer registration data collected by OPCS through the cancer registration system of England and Wales
Former name of variable:  
Derived: N
Derivation: Not available
Subject:  
Date range: To: 19781231 
Keyword: Diagnosis
Classification:  
Comparable variables for other individuals:  
Comparable variables for other times: SIDC3CC,SICD30CC
Restricted: N
Data type: Text
Length of field: 3
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: Manual of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases, Injuries and Causes of Death (1967), Eight Revision
Reference 3: Events Appendix 4a