Diagnosis Code C21.2
Information for Medical Professionals
The diagnosis code C21.2 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)
- DIGESTIVE MALIGNANCY WITH MCC 374
- DIGESTIVE MALIGNANCY WITH CC 375
- DIGESTIVE MALIGNANCY WITHOUT CC/MCC 376
Convert to ICD-9 General Equivalence Map
The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.
- 154.8 - Mal neo rectum/anus NEC (approximate) Approximate Flag
The approximate flag is on, indicating that the relationship between the code in the source system and the code in the target system is an approximate equivalent.
- Malignant tumor of cloacogenic zone
- Primary malignant neoplasm of cloacogenic zone
Information for Patients
The anus is where stool leaves your body when you go to the bathroom. It is made up of your outer layers of skin and the end of your large intestine. Anal cancer is a disease in which cancer cells form in the tissues of the anus.
Anal cancer is rare. It is more common in smokers and people over 50. You are also at higher risk if you have HPV, have anal sex, or have many sexual partners.
Symptoms include bleeding, pain, or lumps in the anal area. Anal itching and discharge can also be signs of anal cancer.
Doctors use tests that examine the anus to diagnose anal cancer. They include a physical exam, endoscopy, ultrasound, and biopsy.
Treatments include radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and surgery.
NIH: National Cancer Institute
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