Diagnosis Code 338.3
Information for Medical Professionals
The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.
- G89.3 - Neoplasm related pain (acute) (chronic)
Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 338.3 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:
- Pain(s) (SEE ALSO See Also
A “see also” instruction following a main term in the index instructs that there is another main term that may also be referenced that may provide additional index entries that may be useful. It is not necessary to follow the “see also” note when the original main term provides the necessary code. Painful) 780.96
- cancer associated 338.3
- due to (presence of) any device, implant, or graft classifiable to 996.0-996.5 - see Complications, due to (presence of) any device, implant, or graft classified to 996.0-996.5 NEC NEC "Not elsewhere classifiable"
This abbreviation in the index represents “other specified” when a specific code is not available for a condition the index directs the coder to the “other specified” code in the tabular.
- malignancy (primary) (secondary) 338.3
- neoplasm related (acute) (chronic) 338.3
- tumor associated 338.3
Information for Patients
Cancer is common. Half of all men and a third of women will get a diagnosis of cancer in their lifetime. Many people with cancer do survive. Millions of Americans alive today have a history of cancer.
For most people with cancer, living with the disease is the biggest challenge they have ever faced. It can change your routines, roles and relationships. It can cause money and work problems. The treatment can change the way you feel and look. Learning more about ways you can help yourself may ease some of your concerns. Support from others is important.
All cancer survivors should have follow-up care. Knowing what to expect after cancer treatment can help you and your family make plans, lifestyle changes, and important decisions.
NIH: National Cancer Institute
- Bleeding during cancer treatment
- Cancer treatment: dealing with hot flashes and night sweats
- Cancer treatment: dealing with pain
- Cancer treatment: fertility and sexual side effects in women
- Dry mouth during cancer treatment
- Safe drinking during cancer treatment
- Safe eating during cancer treatment
- Working during cancer treatment
- Your cancer survivorship care plan
Pain is a feeling triggered in the nervous system. Pain may be sharp or dull. It may come and go, or it may be constant. You may feel pain in one area of your body, such as your back, abdomen or chest or you may feel pain all over, such as when your muscles ache from the flu.
Pain can be helpful in diagnosing a problem. Without pain, you might seriously hurt yourself without knowing it, or you might not realize you have a medical problem that needs treatment. Once you take care of the problem, pain usually goes away. However, sometimes pain goes on for weeks, months or even years. This is called chronic pain. Sometimes chronic pain is due to an ongoing cause, such as cancer or arthritis. Sometimes the cause is unknown.
Fortunately, there are many ways to treat pain. Treatment varies depending on the cause of pain. Pain relievers, acupuncture and sometimes surgery are helpful.
- Aches and pains during pregnancy
- Palliative care - managing pain
- Somatoform pain disorder