ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 175.9

Mal neo male breast NEC

Diagnosis Code 175.9

ICD-9: 175.9
Short Description: Mal neo male breast NEC
Long Description: Malignant neoplasm of other and unspecified sites of male breast
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 175.9

Code Classification
  • Neoplasms (140–239)
    • Malignant neoplasm of bone, connective tissue, skin, and breast (170-176)
      • 175 Malignant neoplasm of male breast

Information for Medical Professionals

Code Edits
The following edits are applicable to this code:
Diagnoses for males only Additional informationCallout TooltipDiagnoses for males only
Diagnoses for males only.

Convert to ICD-10 Additional informationCallout TooltipGeneral Equivalence Map
The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.

  • Carcinoma of male breast
  • Malignant neoplasm of ectopic site of male breast
  • Malignant neoplasm of male breast
  • Overlapping malignant neoplasm of male breast
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of ectopic male breast tissue
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of male breast
  • Sarcoma of male breast

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 175.9 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients

Male Breast Cancer

Although breast cancer is much more common in women, men can get it too. It happens most often to men between the ages of 60 and 70.

Breast lumps usually aren't cancer. However, most men with breast cancer have lumps. Other breast symptoms can include

  • Dimpled or puckered skin
  • A red, scaly nipple or skin
  • Fluid discharge

Risk factors for male breast cancer include exposure to radiation, a family history of breast cancer, and having high estrogen levels, which can happen with diseases like cirrhosis or Klinefelter's syndrome.

Treatment for male breast cancer is usually a mastectomy, which is surgery to remove the breast. Other treatments include radiation, chemotherapy and/or hormone therapy.

NIH: National Cancer Institute

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  • Breast cancer in men
  • Chest radiation - discharge
  • 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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