ICD-10 Diagnosis Code C79.8

Secondary malignant neoplasm of other specified sites

Diagnosis Code C79.8

ICD-10: C79.8
Short Description: Secondary malignant neoplasm of other specified sites
Long Description: Secondary malignant neoplasm of other specified sites
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code C79.8

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Code Classification
  • Neoplasms (C00–D48)
    • Malignant neoplasms of ill-defined, other secondary and unspecified sites (C76-C80)
      • Secondary malignant neoplasm of other and unspecified sites (C79)

Table of Neoplasms

The code C79.8 is included in the table of neoplasms by anatomical site. For each site there are six possible code numbers according to whether the neoplasm in question is malignant, benign, in situ, of uncertain behavior, or of unspecified nature. The description of the neoplasm will often indicate which of the six columns is appropriate.

Where such descriptors are not present, the remainder of the Index should be consulted where guidance is given to the appropriate column for each morphological (histological) variety listed. However, the guidance in the Index can be overridden if one of the descriptors mentioned above is present.

The Tabular must be reviewed for the complete diagnosis code.

Neoplasm, neoplastic Malignant
Primary
Malignant
Secondary
CaInSitu Benign Uncertain
Behavior
Unspecified
Behavior
»abdomen, abdominal
C76.2C79.8D09.8D36.7D48.7D49.89
»abdomen, abdominal
  »cavity
C76.2C79.8D09.8D36.7D48.7D49.89
»abdomen, abdominal
  »organ
C76.2C79.8D09.8D36.7D48.7D49.89
»abdomen, abdominal
  »viscera
C76.2C79.8D09.8D36.7D48.7D49.89
»abdomen, abdominal
  »wall [See Also: Neoplasm, abdomen, wall, skin]
    »connective tissue
C49.4C79.8D21.4D48.1D49.2
»abdominopelvic
C76.8C79.8D36.7D48.7D49.89
»alveolar
  »ridge or process
    »carcinoma
C03.9C79.8
»alveolar
  »ridge or process
    »carcinoma
      »lower
C03.1C79.8
»alveolar
  »ridge or process
    »carcinoma
      »upper
C03.0C79.8

Information for Patients


Cancer

Also called: Carcinoma, Malignancy, Neoplasms, Tumor

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Cancer is not just one disease but many diseases. There are more than 100 different types of cancer. Most cancers are named for where they start. For example, lung cancer starts in the lung, and breast cancer starts in the breast. The spread of cancer from one part of the body to another is called metastasis. Symptoms and treatment depend on the cancer type and how advanced it is. Most treatment plans may include surgery, radiation and/or chemotherapy. Some may involve hormone therapy, immunotherapy or other types of biologic therapy, or stem cell transplantation.

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