ICD-10 Diagnosis Code Z15.04

Genetic susceptibility to malignant neoplasm of endometrium

Diagnosis Code Z15.04

ICD-10: Z15.04
Short Description: Genetic susceptibility to malignant neoplasm of endometrium
Long Description: Genetic susceptibility to malignant neoplasm of endometrium
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code Z15.04

Code Classification
  • Factors influencing health status and contact with health services
    • Genetic carrier and genetic susceptibility to disease (Z14-Z15)
      • Genetic susceptibility to disease (Z15)

Information for Patients

Uterine Cancer

Also called: Endometrial cancer

The uterus, or womb, is an important female reproductive organ. It is the place where a baby grows when a women is pregnant. There are different types of uterine cancer. The most common type starts in the endometrium, the lining of the uterus. This type of cancer is sometimes called endometrial cancer.

The symptoms of uterine cancer include

  • Unusual vaginal bleeding or discharge
  • Trouble urinating
  • Pelvic pain
  • Pain during intercourse

Uterine cancer usually occurs after menopause. Being obese and taking estrogen-alone hormone replacement therapy (also called menopausal hormone therapy) also increase your risk. Treatment varies depending on your overall health, how advanced the cancer is and whether hormones affect its growth. Treatment is usually a hysterectomy, which is surgery to remove the uterus. The ovaries and fallopian tubes are also removed. Other options include hormone therapy and radiation.

NIH: National Cancer Institute

  • Choriocarcinoma
  • Endometrial biopsy
  • Endometrial cancer
  • Uterine Cancer (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • What to Know about Brachytherapy (A Type of Internal Radiation Therapy) - NIH - Easy-to-Read (National Cancer Institute)
  • What to Know about External Beam Radiation Therapy - NIH - Easy-to-Read (National Cancer Institute)

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