ICD-10 Diagnosis Code C03.1

Malignant neoplasm of lower gum

Diagnosis Code C03.1

ICD-10: C03.1
Short Description: Malignant neoplasm of lower gum
Long Description: Malignant neoplasm of lower gum
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code C03.1

Code Classification
  • Neoplasms
    • Malignant neoplasms of lip, oral cavity and pharynx (C00-C14)
      • Malignant neoplasm of gum (C03)

Information for Medical Professionals

Information for Patients

Oral Cancer

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)
  • Leukoplakia
  • 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)

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