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Table 1 Classification codes.

From: In the absence of cancer registry data, is it sensible to assess incidence using hospital separation records?

Category Hospital separations : ICD-9 Cancer registry : ICDO-2
All cancers 140–208, excluding 173 C00-C97, excluding C44
Lung cancer 162 C33-C34
Colorectal cancer 153–154, 159.0 C18-C21, C26.0
Female breast cancer 174 C50
Prostate cancer 185 C61
  1. Cancers are defined in accord with the National Cancer Institute of Canada specifications [35,36]. Non-melanoma skin cancer is excluded from hospital and registry data; chemotherapy and radiotherapy representing first separation are excluded from the hospital records.