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Includes detailed coding of responses to questions of the form "In which organ or part of your body did your cancer(s) start?", which are masked in certain public releases. One data set containing cancer site variables are included in this restricted data release. Cancer site variables for the other years -- 1992, 1993, 1994 Core/Exit, and 1996 Exit -- are included in the publicly released data available, with registration, at the HRS Web site.

Data Collection Cancer Site Variables Release Type Question
1992 V340 V347 Public B11. In which organ or part of your body did this cancer occur?
1993 V231 Public B5a. In which organ or part of your body did your (most recent) cancer start?
1994 Core/Exit W343 W353 Public B11. In which organ or part of your body did this cancer occur?
1995 Core D810 Restricted B5g. In which organ or part of your body did your cancer(s) start?
1995 Exit N810 Restricted B5g. In which organ or part of (his/her) body did (his/her) cancer(s) start?
1996 Core E810 Restricted B5g. In which organ or part of your body did your cancer(s) start?
1996 Exit P 797 Public B5g. In which organ or part of (his/her) body did (his/her) cancer(s) start?
1998 Core F1138M1 F1138M2 Restricted B5g. In which organ or part of your body did your cancer(s) start?
1998 Exit Q1138 Restricted B5g. In which organ or part of (his/her) body did (his/her) cancer(s) start?
2000 Core G1271M1 G1271M2 Restricted B5g.  In which organ or part of your body did your cancer(s) start?
2000 Exit R1138 Restricted B5g. In which organ or part of (his/her) body did (his/her) cancer(s) start?
2002 Core HC026 Restricted C026. In which organ or part of your body did your cancer(s) start?
2002 Exit HC026 Restricted C026. In which organ or part of [his/her] body did [his/her] cancer(s) start?
2004 Core JC026 Restricted C026. In which organ or part of your body did your cancer(s) start?
2004 Exit TC026 Restricted C026. In which organ or part of [his/her] body did [his/her] cancer(s) start?
2006 Core KC026 Restricted C026. In which organ or part of your body did your cancer(s) start?
2006 Exit UC026 Restricted C026. In which organ or part of [his/her] body did [his/her] cancer(s) start?
2008 Core LC026 Restricted C026. In which organ or part of your body did your cancer(s) start?
2008 Exit VC026 Restricted C026. In which organ or part of [his/her] body did [his/her] cancer(s) start?
2010 Core MC026 Restricted C026. In which organ or part of your body did your cancer(s) start?
2010 Exit WC026 Restricted C026. In which organ or part of [his/her] body did [his/her] cancer(s) start?
N: 6,210
Product Type: Health Care Information
Entry Cohort Info: HRS; AHEAD; CODA; WB, EBB, MBB
Latest Release: March 2013 (v4.0)

Note(s): The Cancer Site file is not approved for use with any file derived from SSA administrative data.

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