Diagnosis Code C02.0
Information for Medical Professionals
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.
- 141.1 - Mal neo dorsal tongue
- Carcinoma of midline of tongue
- Malignant neoplasm of dorsal surface of tongue
- Malignant neoplasm of midline of tongue
- Primary malignant neoplasm of dorsal surface of tongue
- Tongue carcinoma
Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code C02.0 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:
- Inclusion Terms: Inclusion terms
List of terms is included under some codes. These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of “other specified” codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
- Malignant neoplasm of anterior two-thirds of tongue, dorsal surface
- Type 2 Excludes Notes: "And"
The word “and” should be interpreted to mean either “and” or “or” when it appears in a title.
- malignant neoplasm of dorsal surface of base of tongue (C01)
Information for Patients
Oral cancer can form in any part of the mouth or throat. Most oral cancers begin in the tongue and in the floor of the mouth. Anyone can get oral cancer, but the risk is higher if you are male, over age 40, use tobacco or alcohol or have a history of head or neck cancer. Frequent sun exposure is also a risk for lip cancer.
Symptoms of oral cancer include
- White or red patches in your mouth
- A mouth sore that won't heal
- Bleeding in your mouth
- Loose teeth
- Problems or pain with swallowing
- A lump in your neck
- An earache
Oral cancer treatments may include surgery, radiation therapy or chemotherapy. Some patients have a combination of treatments.
NIH: National Cancer Institute
- Head and Neck Radiation Treatment and Your Mouth - NIH (National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research)
- Oral cancer
- Oral Cancer - NIH (National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research)
- Swallowing problems
- Tongue biopsy
- Understanding Chemotherapy - NIH - Easy-to-Read (National Cancer Institute)
- What to Know about External Beam Radiation Therapy - NIH - Easy-to-Read (National Cancer Institute)