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non-hodgkin's lymphomas

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    patient was diagnosed as non-hodgkin's lymphoma(NHLs) in 2008, had gone for radiation therapy also. patient's NHLs is staged(stage III-A) and came in for CT scan. CT scan doesn't show metastasizing of NHLs.
    what is correct ICD9?
    I came up with 202.80(malignant neoplasm of other lymphomas,unspecified site) or 234.9(carcinoma in situ of unspecified site)?

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    you would use the non-Hodgkin's lymphoma code...202.8x. You would never code in situ unless the cancer is specified in situ.

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