C96.6: Unifocal Langerhans-cell histiocytosis
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.
In your case, only one area in the body is affected by the disease. For example, the cancer cells may multiply in the lungs or destroy the bone in one area. This can cause you to have difficulty breathing or pain. The breathing difficulties or pain may increase with exercise.
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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