Basics about ICD 10 code for Lung Cancer
Cancer is an uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells, which can spread from one site to another site. Lung cancer is abnormal growth of cells in one or both lung; usually the cells lining the air passages. These abnormal cells divide rapidly which eventually forms tumors. We have separate ICD 10 code for lung cancer, depending on their types. For example, the tumors, which do not spread, are known as “benign tumors” and the dangerous ones, “malignant tumors” which spread from one site to another. Metastasis refers to cancer spreading beyond its site of origin to other parts of the body. When cancer spreads, it is much harder to treat successfully. Lung cancer ICD 10 code is also classified as primary and secondary neoplasm or cancer. When the cancer originates from lung, it is considered as primary lung cancer or neoplasm, while secondary lung cancer starts somewhere else in the body, metastasize, and reaches to lungs.
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Common symptoms for Lung cancer ICD 10 code
There are very common symptoms for lung cancer. If you diagnose the lung cancer in early stages with the help of these symptoms, you can cure the cancer. However, once the lung cancer turns malignant, it becomes difficult to cure such cancer. Below are the common symptoms, which will lead to code Lung cancer ICD 10 code.
Constant chest pain
SOB (shortness of breath)
Swelling of neck and face
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ICD 9 and ICD 10 code for lung Cancer
There are many specific ICD 10 codes in neoplasm table. For lung neoplasm or cancer also, we have specific ICD 10 code for different site of lobes of lungs. In ICD 9, we used to use only 162.9, for Malignant neoplasm of bronchus or lung NOS. However, in ICD 10 we have many specific codes for Malignant and Benign neoplasm of Lung. Below, you can check the list of ICD 10 code for Lung cancer or neoplasm for medical coders.
C34.90 Malignant neoplasm of unspecified part of bronchus or lung
C34.80 Malignant neoplasm of overlapping sites of unspecified bronchus and lung
C34.81 Malignant neoplasm of overlapping sites of right bronchus and lung
C34.82 Malignant neoplasm of overlapping sites of left bronchus and lung
C34.90 Malignant neoplasm of unspecified part of unspecified bronchus or lung
C34.91 Malignant neoplasm of unspecified part of right bronchus or lung
C34.92 Malignant neoplasm of unspecified part of left bronchus or lung
C39.9 Malignant neoplasm of lower respiratory tract, part unspecified
C45.7 Mesothelioma of other sites
C45.9 Mesothelioma, unspecified
C46.50 Kaposi’s sarcoma of unspecified lung
C46.51 Kaposi’s sarcoma of right lung
C46.52 Kaposi’s sarcoma of left lung
C7A.090 Malignant carcinoid tumor of the bronchus and lung
Hope, now medical coders will easily code Lung Cancer ICD 10 code of specific site and eventually improves their skills in coding ICD 1o codes.