LS variable metadata
Variable: TY3ACC
Table: CANC
Short description: Histology of growth, OPCS Histological Classification of Malignant Tumours
Full description: First three digits of the four digit OPCS Histological Classification of Malignant Tumours code describing histology of growth.
Coding notes: 1971-1978:
Numeric in the range 801-991 (Coded to Histological classification of malignant tumours). See LS events appendix 12
1979 onwards:
If anniversary year is 79+ type of growth will be Blank

Coding scheme

-9Not applicable on event date

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
Date range: To: 19781231 
Keyword: Diagnosis
Comparable variables for other individuals:  
Comparable variables for other times: TICDCC,TICD10CC
Restricted: N
Data type: Text
Length of field: 3
Reference 1: Events Appendix 12
Reference 2: 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).