Previous Definitions for SEER Cause-specific Death Classification

The SEER Cause-specific Death Classification definition changed with the 1973-2008 SEER Research Data release. The coding scheme used in the previous releases is provided below. The current definition and more information about cause-specific survival is available on the Cause-specific Death Classification home page.

1973-2007 SEER Research Data (November 2009 Submission)

The following tables show causes of death codes which are treated as deaths for a respective cancer site. Separate tables are provided for ICD-8, ICD-9, ICD-10 coding systems.