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Age first diagnosed with soft tissue (muscle) cancer


For persons ages 18 and older who have ever been diagnosed with soft tissue (muscle or fat) cancer (CNSOFT), CNSOFTAG indicates the age, in years, the person was when their soft tissue cancer was first diagnosed. CNSOFTRMS indicates whether the cancer is in remission.

CNSOFTAG is part of a series of cancer variables included in MEPS beginning in 2008. From 2013 forward, AHRQ removed the variables indicating age of diagnosis and remission status for each reported cancer from the public file for confidentiality reasons. For related variables and more information about the cancer variables included in MEPS, please see CNBLAD.

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This variable is completely comparable over time.


  • 2008-2011: All persons ages 18+ who were ever told they had soft tissue (muscle or fat) cancer (CNSOFT).


  • 2008-2011



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