BASIS OF DIAGNOSIS (CANCER)

The basis of how a PATIENT DIAGNOSIS relating to cancer was identified.

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Permitted Codes

Code Description

0

Death Certificate: The only information available is from a death certificate

1

Clinical: Diagnosis made before death but without the benefit of any of the following (2-7)

2

Clinical Investigation

:

Includes all diagnostic techniques (e.g. X-rays, Endoscopy, imaging, Ultrasound Scan, exploratory surgery and autopsy) without a TISSUE diagnosis

4

Specific Tumour markers:

Includes biochemical and/or immunological markers which are specific for a Tumour site

5

Cytology:

Examination of CELLS whether from a primary or secondary site, including fluids aspirated using endoscopes or needles. Also including microscopic examination of peripheral blood films and trephine bone marrow aspirates

6

Histology of a metastasis:

Histological examination of TISSUES from a metastasis, including autopsy specimens

7

Histology of a primary Tumour:

Histological examination of TISSUE from the primary Tumour, however obtained, including all cutting and bone marrow Biopsies. Also includes autopsy specimens of a primary Tumour

9

Unknown: No information on how the diagnosis has been made (e.g. Patient Administration System (PAS) /Hospital Information Support System (HISS) record only)

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Plural BASES OF DIAGNOSIS (CANCER)