ICD-10 Diagnosis Code C78.02

Secondary malignant neoplasm of left lung

Diagnosis Code C78.02

ICD-10: C78.02
Short Description: Secondary malignant neoplasm of left lung
Long Description: Secondary malignant neoplasm of left lung
This is the 2019 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code C78.02

Valid for Submission
The code C78.02 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

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 Billable Code

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code C78.02 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V35.0)

  • 180 - RESPIRATORY NEOPLASMS WITH MCC
  • 181 - RESPIRATORY NEOPLASMS WITH CC
  • 182 - RESPIRATORY NEOPLASMS WITHOUT CC/MCC

Convert to ICD-9
  • 197.0 - Secondary malig neo lung (Approximate Flag)

Synonyms
  • Adenocarcinoma of right lung
  • Malignant neoplasm of lower lobe bronchus
  • Malignant neoplasm of lower lobe of left lung
  • Malignant neoplasm of upper lobe bronchus
  • Malignant neoplasm of upper lobe of left lung
  • Neoplasm of bronchus of left lower lobe
  • Neoplasm of bronchus of left upper lobe
  • Secondary adenocarcinoma of bilateral lungs
  • Secondary malignant neoplasm of bilateral lungs
  • Secondary malignant neoplasm of bronchus
  • Secondary malignant neoplasm of bronchus
  • Secondary malignant neoplasm of bronchus of left lower lobe
  • Secondary malignant neoplasm of bronchus of left upper lobe
  • Secondary malignant neoplasm of left lower lobe of lung
  • Secondary malignant neoplasm of left lung
  • Secondary malignant neoplasm of left upper lobe of lung
  • Secondary malignant neoplasm of right lung
  • Secondary malignant neoplasm of right lung

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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ICD-10 Footnotes

General Equivalence Map Definitions
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