Non-specific code icon 2014 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code C79.5

Secondary malignant neoplasm of bone and bone marrow

  • C79.5 is not a billable ICD-10-CM diagnosis code and cannot be used to indicate a medical diagnosis as there are 2 codes below C79.5 that describe this diagnosis in greater detail.
  • ICD-10-CM codes become active beginning October 1, 2015, therefore, this and all ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes should only be used for training or planning purposes until then.
Clinical Information
  • Cancer that has spread from the original (primary) tumor to the bone.
  • The spread of a malignant neoplasm from a primary site to the skeletal system. The majority of metastatic neoplasms to the bone are carcinomas.
Type 1 Excludes
  • secondary carcinoid tumors of bone (C7B.03)
Mortality Data
  • Between 1999-2007 there were 4,032 deaths in the United States where ICD-10 C79.5 was indicated as the underlying cause of death [source: cdc.govlink to cdc.gov]
  • ICD-10 C79.5 as underlying cause of death data broken down by: gender, age, race, year