C96.2: Malignant mast cell tumour
You have cancer in certain immune cells.
There are various kinds of defense cells (immune cells) in the body. Specific immune cells produce antibodies in the blood. The antibodies cling to pathogens and foreign substances in the blood, for example. This allows the antibodies to make the pathogens and foreign substances visible to the immune system. The immune system helps the body to fight and eliminate diseases and foreign substances.
There are cancers of immune cells that cause serious symptoms in a short time. But there are also cancers of immune cells that are discovered accidentally and only cause a few symptoms at the beginning.
With this cancer certain immune cells multiply in the bone marrow and also in other organs uncontrollably and too much. These diseased immune cells can crowd out healthy immune cells and blood cells. As a result, you can have too few healthy cells in the blood and the liver and spleen can swell up. The liver and spleen then sometimes no longer work properly. You may have stomach cramps. This disease can also destroy bones. The bones can then break more easily. It is also possible that you will have no symptoms at all.
On medical documents, the ICD code is often appended by letters that indicate the diagnostic certainty or the affected side of the body.
- G: Confirmed diagnosis
- V: Tentative diagnosis
- Z: Condition after
- A: Excluded diagnosis
- L: Left
- R: Right
- B: Both sides
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