C96.4: Sarcoma of dendritic cells (accessory cells)
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.
For example, the lymph nodes may be bigger and harder than normal. The lymph nodes are small bean-shaped objects. They are found throughout the body. Lymph nodes filter the tissue fluid. They are part of the defense system. It is also possible for other areas of the body, such as the soft tissue, to be affected. The soft tissue includes the muscles and connective tissue, for example.
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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