Table of Neoplasms
The code D09.3 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.
|»craniopharyngeal (duct) (pouch)||C75.2||C79.89||D09.3||D35.3||D44.4||D49.7|
|»endocrine gland NEC||C75.9||C79.89||D09.3||D35.9||D44.9||D49.7|
|»endocrine gland NEC|
|»gland, glandular (lymphatic) (system) [See Also: Neoplasm, lymph gland]||C75.9||C79.89||D09.3||D35.9||D44.9||D49.7|
|»gland, glandular (lymphatic) (system) [See Also: Neoplasm, lymph gland]|
|»pineal (body) (gland)||C75.3||C79.89||D09.3||D35.4||D44.5||D49.7|
|»pituitary (body) (fossa) (gland) (lobe)||C75.1||C79.89||D09.3||D35.2||D44.3||D49.7|
Information for Patients
Your thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland in your neck, just above your collarbone. It makes hormones that help the body work normally. There are several types of cancer of the thyroid gland. You are at greater risk if you
- Are between ages 25 and 65
- Are a woman
- Are Asian
- Have a family member who has had thyroid disease
- Have had radiation treatments to your head or neck
You should see a doctor if you have a lump or swelling in your neck. Doctors use a physical exam, thyroid tests, other blood and imaging tests, and a biopsy to diagnose thyroid cancer. Treatment depends on the type of cancer you have and how far the cancer has spread. Many patients receive a combination of treatments. They may include surgery, radioactive iodine, hormone treatment, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, or targeted therapy. Targeted therapy uses substances that attack cancer cells without harming normal cells.
NIH: National Cancer Institute