ICD-9 Diagnosis Code V16.41

Fm hx ovary malignancy

Diagnosis Code V16.41

ICD-9: V16.41
Short Description: Fm hx ovary malignancy
Long Description: Family history of malignant neoplasm of ovary
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code V16.41

Code Classification
  • Supplementary classification of factors influencing health status and contact with health services
    • Persons with potential health hazards related to personal and family history (V10-V19)
      • V16 Family history of malignant neoplasm

Information for Patients

Family History

Your family history includes health information about you and your close relatives. Families have many factors in common, including their genes, environment, and lifestyle. Looking at these factors can help you figure out whether you have a higher risk for certain health problems, such as heart disease, stroke, and cancer.

Having a family member with a disease raises your risk, but it does not mean that you will definitely get it. Knowing that you are at risk gives you a chance to reduce that risk by following a healthier lifestyle and getting tested as needed.

You can get started by talking to your relatives about their health. Draw a family tree and add the health information. Having copies of medical records and death certificates is also helpful.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • Family History Is Important for Your Health (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

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Ovarian Cancer

The ovaries are part of the female reproductive system. They produce a woman's eggs and female hormones. Each ovary is about the size and shape of an almond.

Cancer of the ovary is not common, but it causes more deaths than other female reproductive cancers. The sooner ovarian cancer is found and treated, the better your chance for recovery. But ovarian cancer is hard to detect early. Women with ovarian cancer may have no symptoms or just mild symptoms until the disease is in an advanced stage. Then it is hard to treat. Symptoms may include

  • A heavy feeling in the pelvis
  • Pain in the lower abdomen
  • Bleeding from the vagina
  • Weight gain or loss
  • Abnormal periods
  • Unexplained back pain that gets worse
  • Gas, nausea, vomiting, or loss of appetite

To diagnose ovarian cancer, doctors do one or more tests. They include a physical exam, a pelvic exam, lab tests, ultrasound, or a biopsy. Treatment is usually surgery followed by chemotherapy.

NIH: National Cancer Institute

  • Abdominal radiation - discharge
  • Abdominal tap
  • After chemotherapy - discharge
  • BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene testing
  • CA-125
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Ovarian Cancer (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • Pelvic (between the hips) radiation - discharge
  • Radiation enteritis
  • Understanding Chemotherapy - NIH - Easy-to-Read (National Cancer Institute)

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