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Don't Wander from LCIS ICD-9 Choice

Question: The pathology report on a breast case states, “lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS) no malignancy found.” According to information I’ve found from the American Cancer Society, LCIS is not considered pre-cancerous because it does not seem to turn to invasive cancer if left untreated. What diagnosis code should I assign for this case? Super Coder Subscriber Answer: Regardless of the pathologist’s [...]