ICD-10 Diagnosis Code C90

Multiple myeloma and malignant plasma cell neoplasms

Diagnosis Code C90

ICD-10: C90
Short Description: Multiple myeloma and malignant plasma cell neoplasms
Long Description: Multiple myeloma and malignant plasma cell neoplasms
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code C90

Code Classification
  • Neoplasms
    • Malignant neoplasms of lymphoid, hematopoietic and related tissue (C81-C96)
      • Multiple myeloma and malignant plasma cell neoplasms (C90)

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Information for Patients


Also called: Carcinoma, Malignancy, Neoplasms, Tumor

Cancer begins in your cells, which are the building blocks of your body. Normally, your body forms new cells as you need them, replacing old cells that die. Sometimes this process goes wrong. New cells grow even when you don't need them, and old cells don't die when they should. These extra cells can form a mass called a tumor. Tumors can be benign or malignant. Benign tumors aren't cancer while malignant ones are. Cells from malignant tumors can invade nearby tissues. They can also break away and spread to other parts of the body.

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, biologic therapy, or stem cell transplantation.

NIH: National Cancer Institute

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