ICD-10 Diagnosis Code C06.9

Malignant neoplasm of mouth, unspecified

Diagnosis Code C06.9

ICD-10: C06.9
Short Description: Malignant neoplasm of mouth, unspecified
Long Description: Malignant neoplasm of mouth, unspecified
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code C06.9

Valid for Submission
The code C06.9 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Neoplasms (C00–D48)
    • Malignant neoplasms of lip, oral cavity and pharynx (C00-C14)
      • Malignant neoplasm of other and unspecified parts of mouth (C06)

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • 145.9 - Malig neoplasm mouth NOS

  • Malignant melanoma of oral cavity
  • Malignant tumor of minor salivary gland
  • Malignant tumor of oral cavity
  • Metastasis from malignant tumor of buccal cavity
  • Neoplasm of minor salivary gland
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of minor salivary gland
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of oral cavity
  • Squamous cell carcinoma of mouth
  • Verrucous carcinoma of oral cavity
  • Verrucous squamous cell carcinoma

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code C06.9 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

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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