ICD-9 Diagnosis Code V66.2

Chemotherapy convalescen

Diagnosis Code V66.2

ICD-9: V66.2
Short Description: Chemotherapy convalescen
Long Description: Convalescence following chemotherapy
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code V66.2

Code Classification
  • Supplementary classification of factors influencing health status and contact with health services (E)
    • Persons encountering health services in other circumstances (V60-V69)
      • V66 Convalescence and palliative care

Information for Medical Professionals

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Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code V66.2 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    • Admission (encounter)
      • for
        • convalescence following V66.9
          • chemotherapy V66.2
    • Care (of)
      • convalescent following V66.9
        • chemotherapy V66.2
    • Chemotherapy
      • convalescence V66.2
    • Convalescence (following) V66.9
      • chemotherapy V66.2
    • Status (post)
      • chemotherapy V66.2
        • current V58.69

Information for Patients


Cancer Chemotherapy

Normally, your cells grow and die in a controlled way. Cancer cells keep forming without control. Chemotherapy is drug therapy that can kill these cells or stop them from multiplying. However, it can also harm healthy cells, which causes side effects.

During chemotherapy you may have no side effects or just a few. The kinds of side effects you have depend on the type and dose of chemotherapy you get. Side effects vary, but common ones are nausea, vomiting, tiredness, pain and hair loss. Healthy cells usually recover after chemotherapy, so most side effects gradually go away.

Your course of therapy will depend on the cancer type, the chemotherapy drugs used, the treatment goal and how your body responds. You may get treatment every day, every week or every month. You may have breaks between treatments so that your body has a chance to build new healthy cells. You might take the drugs by mouth, in a shot or intravenously.

NIH: National Cancer Institute

  • After chemotherapy - discharge
  • Central venous catheter - dressing change
  • Central venous catheter - flushing
  • Central venous catheters - ports
  • Chemotherapy and Your Mouth - NIH (National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research)
  • Low white blood cell count and cancer
  • Managing Chemotherapy Side Effects: Anemia - NIH - Easy-to-Read (National Cancer Institute)
  • Managing Chemotherapy Side Effects: Appetite Changes - NIH - Easy-to-Read (National Cancer Institute)
  • Managing Chemotherapy Side Effects: Bleeding Problems - NIH - Easy-to-Read (National Cancer Institute)
  • Managing Chemotherapy Side Effects: Constipation - NIH - Easy-to-Read (National Cancer Institute)
  • Managing Chemotherapy Side Effects: Diarrhea - NIH - Easy-to-Read (National Cancer Institute)
  • Managing Chemotherapy Side Effects: Fatigue (Feeling Weak and Very Tired) - NIH - Easy-to-Read (National Cancer Institute)
  • Managing Chemotherapy Side Effects: Hair Loss (Alopecia) - NIH - Easy-to-Read (National Cancer Institute)
  • Managing Chemotherapy Side Effects: Infection - NIH - Easy-to-Read (National Cancer Institute)
  • Managing Chemotherapy Side Effects: Memory Changes - NIH - Easy-to-Read (National Cancer Institute)
  • Managing Chemotherapy Side Effects: Mouth and Throat Changes - NIH - Easy-to-Read (National Cancer Institute)
  • Managing Chemotherapy Side Effects: Nausea and Vomiting - NIH - Easy-to-Read (National Cancer Institute)
  • Managing Chemotherapy Side Effects: Nerve Changes - NIH - Easy-to-Read (National Cancer Institute)
  • Managing Chemotherapy Side Effects: Pain - NIH - Easy-to-Read (National Cancer Institute)
  • Managing Chemotherapy Side Effects: Sexual and Fertility Changes in Men - NIH - Easy-to-Read (National Cancer Institute)
  • Managing Chemotherapy Side Effects: Sexual and Fertility Changes in Women - NIH - Easy-to-Read (National Cancer Institute)
  • Managing Chemotherapy Side Effects: Skin and Nail Changes - NIH - Easy-to-Read (National Cancer Institute)
  • Managing Chemotherapy Side Effects: Swelling (Fluid Retention) - NIH - Easy-to-Read (National Cancer Institute)
  • Managing Chemotherapy Side Effects: Urination Changes - NIH - Easy-to-Read (National Cancer Institute)
  • Oral mucositis
  • Peripherally inserted central catheter
  • Understanding Chemotherapy - NIH - Easy-to-Read (National Cancer Institute)


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