ICD-10 Diagnosis Code C78.0

Secondary malignant neoplasm of lung

Diagnosis Code C78.0

ICD-10: C78.0
Short Description: Secondary malignant neoplasm of lung
Long Description: Secondary malignant neoplasm of lung
This is the 2019 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code C78.0

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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 resp and digestive organs (C78)
Version 2019 Non-Billable Code Neoplasm Malignant Secondary

Table of Neoplasms

The code C78.0 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
»bronchiogenic, bronchogenic (lung)
C34.9C78.0D02.2D14.3D38.1D49.1
»bronchiole
C34.9C78.0D02.2D14.3D38.1D49.1
»bronchus
C34.9C78.0D02.2D14.3D38.1D49.1
»bronchus
  »carina
C34.0C78.0D02.2D14.3D38.1D49.1
»bronchus
  »lower lobe of lung
C34.3C78.0D02.2D14.3D38.1D49.1
»bronchus
  »main
C34.0C78.0D02.2D14.3D38.1D49.1
»bronchus
  »middle lobe of lung
C34.2C78.0D02.21D14.31D38.1D49.1
»bronchus
  »upper lobe of lung
C34.1C78.0D02.2D14.3D38.1D49.1
»carina (bronchus)
C34.0C78.0D02.2D14.3D38.1D49.1
»hilus of lung
C34.0C78.0D02.2D14.3D38.1D49.1
»lingula, lung
C34.1C78.0D02.2D14.3D38.1D49.1
»lung
C34.9C78.0D02.2D14.3D38.1D49.1
»lung
  »azygos lobe
C34.1C78.0D02.2D14.3D38.1D49.1
»lung
  »carina
C34.0C78.0D02.2D14.3D38.1D49.1
»lung
  »hilus
C34.0C78.0D02.2D14.3D38.1D49.1
»lung
  »linqula
C34.1C78.0D02.2D14.3D38.1D49.1
»lung
  »lobe NEC
C34.9C78.0D02.2D14.3D38.1D49.1
»lung
  »lower lobe
C34.3C78.0D02.2D14.3D38.1D49.1
»lung
  »main bronchus
C34.0C78.0D02.2D14.3D38.1D49.1
»lung
  »middle lobe
C34.2C78.0D02.21D14.31D38.1D49.1
»lung
  »upper lobe
C34.1C78.0D02.2D14.3D38.1D49.1
»pulmonary [See Also: Neoplasm, lung]
C34.9C78.0D02.2D14.3D38.1D49.1
»subpleural
C34.9C78.0D02.2D14.3D38.1D49.1

Information for Patients


Lung Cancer

Also called: Bronchogenic carcinoma

Lung cancer is one of the most common cancers in the world. It is a leading cause of cancer death in men and women in the United States. Cigarette smoking causes most lung cancers. The more cigarettes you smoke per day and the earlier you started smoking, the greater your risk of lung cancer. High levels of pollution, radiation and asbestos exposure may also increase risk.

Common symptoms of lung cancer include

  • A cough that doesn't go away and gets worse over time
  • Constant chest pain
  • Coughing up blood
  • Shortness of breath, wheezing, or hoarseness
  • Repeated problems with pneumonia or bronchitis
  • Swelling of the neck and face
  • Loss of appetite or weight loss
  • Fatigue

Doctors diagnose lung cancer using a physical exam, imaging, and lab tests. Treatment depends on the type, stage, and how advanced it is. Treatments include surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and targeted therapy. Targeted therapy uses substances that attack cancer cells without harming normal cells.

NIH: National Cancer Institute

  • After chemotherapy - discharge (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Coughing up blood (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Lung cancer (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Lung cancer - non-small cell (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Lung cancer - small cell (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Lung PET scan (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Lung surgery (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Metastatic cancer to the lung (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Solitary pulmonary nodule (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • 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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