ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 188.3

Mal neo bladder-anterior

Diagnosis Code 188.3

ICD-9: 188.3
Short Description: Mal neo bladder-anterior
Long Description: Malignant neoplasm of anterior wall of urinary bladder
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 188.3

Code Classification
  • Neoplasms (140–239)
    • Malignant neoplasm of genitourinary organs (179-189)
      • 188 Malignant neoplasm of bladder

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • C67.3 - Malignant neoplasm of anterior wall of bladder

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 188.3 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

      • bladder (urinary)���������������������������������� 188.9��� 198.1����� 233.7����� 223.3����� 236.7����� 239.4
        • wall���������������������������������������������� 188.9��� 198.1����� 233.7����� 223.3����� 236.7����� 239.4
          • anterior����������������������������������� 188.3��� 198.1����� 233.7����� 223.3����� 236.7����� 239.4

Information for Patients

Bladder Cancer

The bladder is a hollow organ in your lower abdomen that stores urine. Bladder cancer occurs in the lining of the bladder. It is the sixth most common type of cancer in the United States.

Symptoms include

  • Blood in your urine
  • A frequent urge to urinate
  • Pain when you urinate
  • Low back pain

Risk factors for developing bladder cancer include smoking and exposure to certain chemicals in the workplace. People with a family history of bladder cancer or who are older, white, or male have a higher risk.

Treatments for bladder cancer include surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and biologic therapy. Biologic therapy boosts your body's own ability to fight cancer.

NIH: National Cancer Institute

  • After chemotherapy - discharge
  • Bladder biopsy
  • Bladder cancer
  • Cancer - renal pelvis or ureter
  • Pelvic (between the hips) radiation - discharge
  • Understanding Chemotherapy - NIH - Easy-to-Read (National Cancer Institute)
  • Urostomy - stoma and skin care
  • What to Know about External Beam Radiation Therapy - NIH - Easy-to-Read (National Cancer Institute)

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