Historical Staging and Coding Manuals

These manuals are historical coding instructions. The files on this page are archived and provided for reference purposes only. See the SEER Coding and Staging Manuals for the most recent documents.

The files are provided below in PDF format and several are also available for order on CD-ROM.

Title Date Range
Extent of Disease
Extent of Disease Codes and Coding Instructions April 1977 [5.2 MB] Icon indicating linked file is archived content. 1977-1982
Extent of Disease new 4-digit schemes 1983 [2.4 MB] Icon indicating linked file is archived content. 1983
Extent of Disease new 4-digit schemes 1984 [2.4 MB] Icon indicating linked file is archived content. 1984
SEER Extent of Disease 1988 [4.7 MB] Icon indicating linked file is archived content. 1988
SEER Extent of Disease 1988 (revised 1989) [5.2 MB] Icon indicating linked file is archived content. 1989
SEER Extent of Disease 1988 (revised 1990) [5.5 MB] Icon indicating linked file is archived content. 1990-1991
SEER Extent of Disease 1988 (second edition) [5.5 MB] Icon indicating linked file is archived content. 1992-1997
SEER Extent of Disease 1988, Codes and Coding Instructions (3rd Edition, 1998) [654 KB] Icon indicating linked file is archived content.
1988-2003
Coding Manuals
End Results Group 1967 Code Manual [9.3 MB] Icon indicating linked file is archived content. 1967-1972
SEER Code Manual 1976 [2.7 MB] Icon indicating linked file is archived content. 1976-1978
Code Manual 1979 [3.4 MB] Icon indicating linked file is archived content. 1979-1982
Code Manual (1984 revision) [3.1 MB] Icon indicating linked file is archived content. 1983-1987
SEER Program Code Manual 1988 [5.5 MB] Icon indicating linked file is archived content. 1988
SEER Program Code Manual 1988 (revised 1989) [8.2 MB] Icon indicating linked file is archived content. 1989
SEER Program Code Manual 1988 (revised 1990) [1.9 MB] Icon indicating linked file is archived content. 1990-1991
SEER Program Code Manual 1988 (revised edition 1992) [8.3 MB] Icon indicating linked file is archived content. 1992-1997
SEER Program Code Manual(3rd Edition, 1998) [486 KB] Icon indicating linked file is archived content. 1998-2003
SEER Program Coding and Staging Manual 2004, Revision 1 [597 KB] Icon indicating linked file is archived content. 2004-2006
SEER Program Coding and Staging Manual 2007 with 2008 Revisions [2.48 MB] Icon indicating linked file is archived content. 2007-2009

SEER Program Coding and Staging Manual 2010 [907 KB] Icon indicating linked file is archived content.

2010

SEER Program Coding and Staging Manual 2011 [907 KB] Icon indicating linked file is archived content.

  • Appendix A [698 KB] Icon indicating linked file is archived content.- County Codes
  • Appendix B [143 KB] Icon indicating linked file is archived content. - SEER Place of Birth/Death Geocodes
  • Appendix C - Site Specific Coding Modules
  • Appendix D [695 KB] Icon indicating linked file is archived content. - Race and Nationality Descriptions from the 2000 Census and Bureau of Vital Statistics
  • Summary of Changes [62 KB] Icon indicating linked file is archived content. provides the list of changes included in this release.
2011

SEER Program Coding and Staging Manual 2012 [907 KB] Icon indicating linked file is archived content.

  • Appendix A [698 KB] Icon indicating linked file is archived content.- County Codes
  • Appendix B [143 KB] Icon indicating linked file is archived content. - SEER Place of Birth/Death Geocodes
  • Appendix C - Site Specific Coding Modules
  • Appendix D [695 KB] Icon indicating linked file is archived content. - Race and Nationality Descriptions from the 2000 Census and Bureau of Vital Statistics
  • Summary of Changes [142 KB] Icon indicating linked file is archived content. provides the list of changes included in this release.
2012
Staging
Summary Staging Guide April 1977 [4.3 MB] Icon indicating linked file is archived content. 1977-2000
Comparative Staging Guide version 1.1 (compares to TNM 3rd edition) [3.1 MB] Icon indicating linked file is archived content. 1993-2000
Summary Staging Manual 2000 2001-current
Surgery
Diagnostic Procedures April 1977 [498 KB] Icon indicating linked file is archived content. 1977-1987
Site-Specific Surgery Codes [510 KB] Icon indicating linked file is archived content. 1983-1987
Miscellaneous
Geocoding for Place of Birth April 1977 [938 KB] Icon indicating linked file is archived content. 1977-1987
Informational Guidebook Training Aids 1975 [6.2 MB] Icon indicating linked file is archived content.
(reference only; not a code manual)
1975
Quality Control for Cancer Registries [9.2 MB] Icon indicating linked file is archived content. 1985-current
Abstracting Instructions Extent of Disease and Diagnostic Procedures April 1977 [1.6 MB] Icon indicating linked file is archived content. 1977-1987
Codes for Primary Site and Histologic Type October 1975 [4.8 MB] Icon indicating linked file is archived content. 1973-1976

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