ICD-10 Diagnosis Code C62

Malignant neoplasm of testis

Diagnosis Code C62

ICD-10: C62
Short Description: Malignant neoplasm of testis
Long Description: Malignant neoplasm of testis
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code C62

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Code Classification
  • Neoplasms (C00–D48)
    • Malignant neoplasms of male genital organs (C60-C63)
      • Malignant neoplasm of testis (C62)

Information for Medical Professionals

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code C62 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    Information for Patients

    Testicular Cancer

    Testicles, or testes, make male hormones and sperm. They are two egg-shaped organs inside the scrotum, the loose sac of skin behind the penis. You can get cancer in one or both testicles.

    Testicular cancer mainly affects young men between the ages of 20 and 39. It is also more common in men who

    • Have had abnormal testicle development
    • Have had an undescended testicle
    • Have a family history of the cancer

    Symptoms include pain, swelling, or lumps in your testicles or groin area. Doctors use a physical exam, lab tests, imaging tests, and a biopsy to diagnose testicular cancer. Most cases can be treated, especially if found early. Treatment options include surgery, radiation, and/or chemotherapy. Regular exams after treatment are important.

    Treatments may also cause infertility. If you may want children later on, you should consider sperm banking before treatment.

    NIH: National Cancer Institute

    • Testicle lump (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Testicular biopsy (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Testicular cancer (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Testicular self-examination (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Understanding Chemotherapy - 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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