ICD-10 Diagnosis Code C40.9

Malignant neoplasm of unsp bones and artic cartilage of limb

Diagnosis Code C40.9

ICD-10: C40.9
Short Description: Malignant neoplasm of unsp bones and artic cartilage of limb
Long Description: Malignant neoplasm of unspecified bones and articular cartilage of limb
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code C40.9

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Code Classification
  • Neoplasms (C00–D48)
    • Malignant neoplasms of bone and articular cartilage (C40-C41)
      • Malignant neoplasm of bone and articular cartilage of limbs (C40)

Information for Patients

Bone Cancer

Cancer that starts in a bone is uncommon. Cancer that has spread to the bone from another part of the body is more common.

There are three types of bone cancer:

  • Osteosarcoma - occurs most often between ages 10 and 19. It is more common in the knee and upper arm.
  • Chondrosarcoma - starts in cartilage, usually after age 40
  • Ewing's sarcoma - occurs most often in children and teens under 19. It is more common in boys than girls.

The most common symptom of bone cancer is pain. Other symptoms vary, depending on the location and size of the cancer. Surgery is often the main treatment for bone cancer. Other treatments may include amputation, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy. Because bone cancer can come back after treatment, regular follow-up visits are important.

NIH: National Cancer Institute

  • After chemotherapy - discharge
  • Bone lesion biopsy
  • Bone tumor
  • Ewing sarcoma
  • Osteosarcoma
  • 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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