ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 185

Malign neopl prostate

Diagnosis Code 185

ICD-9: 185
Short Description: Malign neopl prostate
Long Description: Malignant neoplasm of prostate
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 185

Code Classification
  • Neoplasms
    • Malignant neoplasm of genitourinary organs (179-189)
      • 185 Malignant neoplasm of prostate

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.
  • C61 - Malignant neoplasm of prostate

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 185 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

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Information for Patients

Prostate Cancer

The prostate is the gland below a man's bladder that produces fluid for semen. Prostate cancer is common among older men. It is rare in men younger than 40. Risk factors for developing prostate cancer include being over 65 years of age, family history, and being African-American.

Symptoms of prostate cancer may include

  • Problems passing urine, such as pain, difficulty starting or stopping the stream, or dribbling
  • Low back pain
  • Pain with ejaculation

To diagnose prostate cancer, you doctor may do a digital rectal exam to feel the prostate for lumps or anything unusual. You may also get a blood test for prostate-specific antigen (PSA). These tests are also used in prostate cancer screening, which looks for cancer before you have symptoms. If your results are abnormal, you may need more tests, such as an ultrasound, MRI, or biopsy.

Treatment often depends on the stage of the cancer. How fast the cancer grows and how different it is from surrounding tissue helps determine the stage. Men with prostate cancer have many treatment options. The treatment that's best for one man may not be best for another. The options include watchful waiting, surgery, radiation therapy, hormone therapy, and chemotherapy. You may have a combination of treatments.

NIH: National Cancer Institute

  • After chemotherapy - discharge
  • Digital rectal exam
  • Pelvic (between the hips) radiation - discharge
  • Prostate brachytherapy
  • Prostate brachytherapy - discharge
  • Prostate cancer
  • Prostate cancer - treatment
  • Prostate cancer staging
  • Prostate radiation - discharge
  • Radical prostatectomy
  • Radical prostatectomy - discharge
  • Understanding Chemotherapy - NIH - Easy-to-Read (National Cancer Institute)
  • What to Know about Brachytherapy (A Type of Internal Radiation Therapy) - 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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