C79.2 - Secondary malignant neoplasm of skin

Version 2023
ICD-10:C79.2
Short Description:Secondary malignant neoplasm of skin
Long Description:Secondary malignant neoplasm of skin
Status: Valid for Submission
Version:ICD-10-CM 2023
Code Classification:
  • Neoplasms (C00–D48)
    • Malignant neoplasms of ill-defined, other secondary and unspecified sites (C76-C80)
      • Secondary malignant neoplasm of other and unspecified sites (C79)

C79.2 is a billable ICD-10 code used to specify a medical diagnosis of secondary malignant neoplasm of skin. The code is valid during the fiscal year 2023 from October 01, 2022 through September 30, 2023 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

The following anatomical sites found in the Table of Neoplasms reference this diagnosis code given the correct histological behavior: Neoplasm, neoplastic abdomen, abdominal wall [See Also: Neoplasm, abdomen, wall, skin] ; Neoplasm, neoplastic ala nasi (external) [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, nose] ; Neoplasm, neoplastic anus, anal margin [See Also: Neoplasm, anus, skin] ; Neoplasm, neoplastic anus, anal skin ; Neoplasm, neoplastic auditory ; Neoplasm, neoplastic auditory canal (external) (skin) ; Neoplasm, neoplastic auricle, ear [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, ear] ; etc

Approximate Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with coding notes and guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to this diagnosis code:


Type 1 Excludes

Type 1 Excludes
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means "NOT CODED HERE!" An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.

Convert to ICD-9 Code

Source ICD-10 CodeTarget ICD-9 Code
C79.2198.2 - Secondary malig neo skin

Table of Neoplasms

This code is referenced 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.

Neoplasm, neoplastic Malignant
Primary
Malignant
Secondary
CaInSitu Benign Uncertain
Behavior
Unspecified
Behavior
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »abdomen, abdominal
    »wall [See Also: Neoplasm, abdomen, wall, skin]
C44.509C79.2D04.5D23.5D48.5D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »ala nasi (external) [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, nose]
C44.301C79.2D04.39D23.39D48.5D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »anus, anal
    »margin [See Also: Neoplasm, anus, skin]
C44.500C79.2D04.5D23.5D48.5D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »anus, anal
    »skin
C44.500C79.2D04.5D23.5D48.5D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »auditory
C44.20C79.2D04.2D23.2D48.5D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »auditory
    »canal (external) (skin)
C44.20C79.2D04.2D23.2D48.5D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »auricle, ear [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, ear]
C44.20C79.2D04.2D23.2D48.5D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »auricular canal (external) [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, ear]
C44.20C79.2D04.2D23.2D48.5D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »axilla, axillary
    »fold [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, trunk]
C44.509C79.2D04.5D23.5D48.5D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »breast (connective tissue) (glandular tissue) (soft parts)
    »mastectomy site (skin) [See Also: Neoplasm, breast, skin]
C44.501C79.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »breast (connective tissue) (glandular tissue) (soft parts)
    »skin
C44.501C79.2D04.5D23.5D48.5D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »brow
C44.309C79.2D04.39D23.39D48.5D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »canal
    »auditory (external) [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, ear]
C44.20C79.2D04.2D23.2D48.5D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »canal
    »auricular (external) [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, ear]
C44.20C79.2D04.2D23.2D48.5D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »canthus (eye) (inner) (outer)
C44.10C79.2D04.1D23.1D48.5D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »cheek
    »external
C44.309C79.2D04.39D23.39D48.5D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »chin
C44.309C79.2D04.39D23.39D48.5D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »columnella [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, face]
C44.390C79.2D04.39D23.39D48.5D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »concha [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, ear]
C44.20C79.2D04.2D23.2D48.5D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »connective tissue NEC
    »skin (dermis) NEC [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, by site]
C44.90C79.2D04.9D23.9D48.5D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »ear (external) [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, ear]
C44.20C79.2D04.2D23.2D48.5D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »ear (external) [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, ear]
    »auricle or auris [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, ear]
C44.20C79.2D04.2D23.2D48.5D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »ear (external) [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, ear]
    »canal, external [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, ear]
C44.20C79.2D04.2D23.2D48.5D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »ear (external) [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, ear]
    »external meatus [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, ear]
C44.20C79.2D04.2D23.2D48.5D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »ear (external) [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, ear]
    »lobule [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, ear]
C44.20C79.2D04.2D23.2D48.5D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »ear (external) [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, ear]
    »skin
C44.20C79.2D04.2D23.2D48.5D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »earlobe
C44.20C79.2D04.2D23.2D48.5D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »external
C44.20C79.2D04.2D23.2D48.5D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »external
    »meatus (ear) [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, ear]
C44.20C79.2D04.2D23.2D48.5D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »eyebrow
C44.309C79.2D04.39D23.39D48.5D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »forehead (skin)
C44.309C79.2D04.39D23.39D48.5D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »helix [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, ear]
C44.20C79.2D04.2D23.2D48.5D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »jaw
    »skin [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, face]
C44.309C79.2D04.39D23.39D48.5D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »lid (lower) (upper)
C44.10C79.2D04.1D23.1D48.5D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »lip
    »skin (commissure) (lower) (upper)
C44.00C79.2D04.0D23.0D48.5D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »mastectomy site (skin) [See Also: Neoplasm, breast, skin]
C44.501C79.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »meatus external (ear) [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, ear]
C44.20C79.2D04.2D23.2D48.5D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »meibomian gland
C44.10C79.2D04.1D23.1D48.5D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »nail [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, limb]
C44.90C79.2D04.9D23.9D48.5D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »nail [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, limb]
    »finger [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, limb, upper]
C44.60C79.2D04.6D23.6D48.5D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »nail [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, limb]
    »toe [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, limb, lower]
C44.70C79.2D04.7D23.7D48.5D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »nasolabial groove [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, face]
C44.309C79.2D04.39D23.39D48.5D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »nates [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, trunk]
C44.509C79.2D04.5D23.5D48.5D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »nose, nasal
    »ala (external) (nasi) [See Also: Neoplasm, nose, skin]
C44.301C79.2D04.39D23.39D48.5D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »nose, nasal
    »external (skin) [See Also: Neoplasm, nose, skin]
C44.301C79.2D04.39D23.39D48.5D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »nose, nasal
    »skin
C44.301C79.2D04.39D23.39D48.5D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »palpebra
C44.10C79.2D04.1D23.1D48.5D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »perianal (skin) [See Also: Neoplasm, anus, skin]
C44.500C79.2D04.5D23.5D48.5D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »pinna (ear) NEC [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, ear]
C44.20C79.2D04.2D23.2D48.5D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »scalp
C44.40C79.2D04.4D23.4D48.5D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »scar NEC [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, by site]
C44.90C79.2D04.9D23.9D48.5D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »skin NOS
C44.90C79.2D04.9D23.9D48.5D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »skin NOS
    »abdominal wall
C44.509C79.2D04.5D23.5D48.5D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »skin NOS
    »ala nasi [See Also: Neoplasm, nose, skin]
C44.301C79.2D04.39D23.39D48.5D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »skin NOS
    »ankle [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, limb, lower]
C44.70C79.2D04.7D23.7D48.5D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »skin NOS
    »antecubital space [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, limb, upper]
C44.60C79.2D04.6D23.6D48.5D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »skin NOS
    »anus
C44.500C79.2D04.5D23.5D48.5D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »skin NOS
    »arm [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, limb, upper]
C44.60C79.2D04.6D23.6D48.5D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »skin NOS
    »auditory canal (external) [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, ear]
C44.20C79.2D04.2D23.2D48.5D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »skin NOS
    »auricle (ear) [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, ear]
C44.20C79.2D04.2D23.2D48.5D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »skin NOS
    »auricular canal (external) [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, ear]
C44.20C79.2D04.2D23.2D48.5D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »skin NOS
    »axilla, axillary fold [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, trunk]
C44.509C79.2D04.5D23.5D48.5D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »skin NOS
    »back [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, trunk]
C44.509C79.2D04.5D23.5D48.5D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »skin NOS
    »breast
C44.501C79.2D04.5D23.5D48.5D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »skin NOS
    »brow [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, face]
C44.309C79.2D04.39D23.39D48.5D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »skin NOS
    »buttock [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, trunk]
C44.509C79.2D04.5D23.5D48.5D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »skin NOS
    »calf [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, limb, lower]
C44.70C79.2D04.7D23.7D48.5D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »skin NOS
    »canthus (eye) (inner) (outer)
C44.10C79.2D04.1D23.1D48.5D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »skin NOS
    »cervical region [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, neck]
C44.40C79.2D04.4D23.4D48.5D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »skin NOS
    »cheek (external) [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, face]
C44.309C79.2D04.39D23.39D48.5D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »skin NOS
    »chest (wall) [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, trunk]
C44.509C79.2D04.5D23.5D48.5D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »skin NOS
    »chin [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, face]
C44.309C79.2D04.39D23.39D48.5D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »skin NOS
    »clavicular area [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, trunk]
C44.509C79.2D04.5D23.5D48.5D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »skin NOS
    »columnella [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, face]
C44.309C79.2D04.39D23.39D48.5D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »skin NOS
    »concha [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, ear]
C44.20C79.2D04.2D23.2D48.5D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »skin NOS
    »ear (external)
C44.20C79.2D04.2D23.2D48.5D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »skin NOS
    »elbow [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, limb, upper]
C44.60C79.2D04.6D23.6D48.5D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »skin NOS
    »eyebrow [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, face]
C44.309C79.2D04.39D23.39D48.5D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »skin NOS
    »eyelid
C44.10C79.2D04.1D23.1D48.5D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »skin NOS
    »face NOS
C44.300C79.2D04.30D23.30D48.5D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »skin NOS
    »finger [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, limb, upper]
C44.60C79.2D04.6D23.6D48.5D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »skin NOS
    »flank [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, trunk]
C44.509C79.2D04.5D23.5D48.5D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »skin NOS
    »foot [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, limb, lower]
C44.70C79.2D04.7D23.7D48.5D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »skin NOS
    »forearm [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, limb, upper]
C44.60C79.2D04.6D23.6D48.5D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »skin NOS
    »forehead [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, face]
C44.309C79.2D04.39D23.39D48.5D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »skin NOS
    »glabella [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, face]
C44.309C79.2D04.39D23.39D48.5D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »skin NOS
    »gluteal region [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, trunk]
C44.509C79.2D04.5D23.5D48.5D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »skin NOS
    »groin [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, trunk]
C44.509C79.2D04.5D23.5D48.5D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »skin NOS
    »hand [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, limb, upper]
C44.60C79.2D04.6D23.6D48.5D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »skin NOS
    »head NEC [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, scalp]
C44.40C79.2D04.4D23.4D48.5D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »skin NOS
    »heel [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, limb, lower]
C44.70C79.2D04.7D23.7D48.5D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »skin NOS
    »helix [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, ear]
C44.20C79.2D04.2D23.2D48.5D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »skin NOS
    »hip [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, limb, lower]
C44.70C79.2D04.7D23.7D48.5D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »skin NOS
    »infraclavicular region [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, trunk]
C44.509C79.2D04.5D23.5D48.5D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »skin NOS
    »inguinal region [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, trunk]
C44.509C79.2D04.5D23.5D48.5D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »skin NOS
    »jaw [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, face]
C44.309C79.2D04.39D23.39D48.5D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »skin NOS
    »knee [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, limb, lower]
C44.70C79.2D04.7D23.7D48.5D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »skin NOS
    »leg [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, limb, lower]
C44.70C79.2D04.7D23.7D48.5D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »skin NOS
    »lid (lower) (upper)
C44.10C79.2D04.1D23.1D48.5D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »skin NOS
    »limb NEC
C44.90C79.2D04.9D23.9D48.5D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »skin NOS
    »limb NEC
      »lower
C44.70C79.2D04.7D23.7D48.5D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »skin NOS
    »limb NEC
      »upper
C44.60C79.2D04.6D23.6D48.5D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »skin NOS
    »lip (lower) (upper)
C44.00C79.2D04.0D23.0D48.5D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »skin NOS
    »mastectomy site (skin) [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, breast]
C44.501C79.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »skin NOS
    »meatus, acoustic (external) [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, ear]
C44.20C79.2D04.2D23.2D48.5D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »skin NOS
    »nates [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, trunk]
C44.509C79.2D04.5D23.5D48.5D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »skin NOS
    »neck
C44.40C79.2D04.4D23.4D48.5D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »skin NOS
    »nose (external) [See Also: Neoplasm, nose, skin]
C44.301C79.2D04.39D23.39D48.5D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »skin NOS
    »palm [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, limb, upper]
C44.60C79.2D04.6D23.6D48.5D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »skin NOS
    »palpebra
C44.10C79.2D04.1D23.1D48.5D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »skin NOS
    »perianal [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, anus]
C44.500C79.2D04.5D23.5D48.5D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »skin NOS
    »perineum [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, anus]
C44.500C79.2D04.5D23.5D48.5D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »skin NOS
    »pinna [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, ear]
C44.20C79.2D04.2D23.2D48.5D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »skin NOS
    »plantar [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, limb, lower]
C44.70C79.2D04.7D23.7D48.5D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »skin NOS
    »popliteal fossa or space [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, limb, lower]
C44.70C79.2D04.7D23.7D48.5D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »skin NOS
    »pubes [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, trunk]
C44.509C79.2D04.5D23.5D48.5D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »skin NOS
    »sacrococcygeal region [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, trunk]
C44.509C79.2D04.5D23.5D48.5D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »skin NOS
    »scalp
C44.40C79.2D04.4D23.4D48.5D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »skin NOS
    »scapular region [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, trunk]
C44.509C79.2D04.5D23.5D48.5D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »skin NOS
    »shoulder [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, limb, upper]
C44.60C79.2D04.6D23.6D48.5D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »skin NOS
    »sole (foot) [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, limb, lower]
C44.70C79.2D04.7D23.7D48.5D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »skin NOS
    »specified sites NEC
C44.80C79.2D04.8D23.9D48.5D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »skin NOS
    »submammary fold [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, trunk]
C44.509C79.2D04.5D23.5D48.5D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »skin NOS
    »supraclavicular region [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, neck]
C44.40C79.2D04.4D23.4D48.5D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »skin NOS
    »temple [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, face]
C44.309C79.2D04.39D23.39D48.5D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »skin NOS
    »thigh [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, limb, lower]
C44.70C79.2D04.7D23.7D48.5D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »skin NOS
    »thoracic wall [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, trunk]
C44.509C79.2D04.5D23.5D48.5D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »skin NOS
    »thumb [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, limb, upper]
C44.60C79.2D04.6D23.6D48.5D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »skin NOS
    »toe [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, limb, lower]
C44.70C79.2D04.7D23.7D48.5D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »skin NOS
    »tragus [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, ear]
C44.20C79.2D04.2D23.2D48.5D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »skin NOS
    »trunk
C44.509C79.2D04.5D23.5D48.5D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »skin NOS
    »umbilicus [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, trunk]
C44.509C79.2D04.5D23.5D48.5D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »skin NOS
    »wrist [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, limb, upper]
C44.60C79.2D04.6D23.6D48.5D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »sudoriferous, sudoriparous gland, site unspecified
C44.90C79.2D04.9D23.9D48.5D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »sweat gland (apocrine) (eccrine), site unspecified
C44.90C79.2D04.9D23.9D48.5D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »temple (skin) [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, face]
C44.309C79.2D04.39D23.39D48.5D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »temporal
    »region
      »skin [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, face]
C44.309C79.2D04.39D23.39D48.5D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »tragus [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, ear]
C44.20C79.2D04.2D23.2D48.5D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »umbilicus, umbilical [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, trunk]
C44.509C79.2D04.5D23.5D48.5D49.2

Patient Education


Skin Cancer

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. The two most common types are basal cell cancer and squamous cell cancer. They usually form on the head, face, neck, hands, and arms. Another type of skin cancer, melanoma, is more dangerous but less common.

Anyone can get skin cancer, but it is more common in people who :

You should have your doctor check any suspicious skin markings and any changes in the way your skin looks. Treatment is more likely to work well when cancer is found early. If not treated, some types of skin cancer cells can spread to other tissues and organs. Treatments include surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, photodynamic therapy (PDT), and biologic therapy. PDT uses a drug and a type of laser light to kill cancer cells. Biologic therapy boosts your body's own ability to fight cancer.

NIH: National Cancer Institute


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