Billable Medical Code for Malignant Neoplasm of Colon, Unspecified Site
Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 153.9
Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 153.9.
The Short Description Is: Malignant neo colon NOS.
Colon cancer is also known as adenocarcinoma colon, CA colon adenoca, CA of colon, cancer of the colon, cancer of the colon adenocarcinoma, cancer of the colon hereditary nonpolyposis, cancer of the colon stage 1, cancer of the colon stage 2, cancer of the colon stage 3, cancer of the colon stage 4, carcinoma of colon stage I, carcinoma of colon stage II, carcinoma of colon stage III, carcinoma of colon stage IV, colon cancer, colon cancer hereditary nonpolyposis, colon cancer stage 1, colon cancer stage 2, colon cancer stage 3, colon cancer stage 4, hereditary nonpolyposis colon cancer, malignant tumor of colon, and primary adenocarcinoma of colon. This applies to large intestine NOS.
Colon Cancer Definition and Symptoms
Colon cancer refers to cancer of the large intestine, which is the lower part of the digestive system. Symptoms can include but are not limited to a change in bowel habits, rectal bleeding, persistent abdominal discomfort, cramps, weakness, unexplained weight loss, and fatigue.