ICD-9 Diagnosis Code V76.43

Screen mal neop-skin

Diagnosis Code V76.43

ICD-9: V76.43
Short Description: Screen mal neop-skin
Long Description: Screening for malignant neoplasms of skin
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code V76.43

Code Classification
  • Supplementary classification of factors influencing health status and contact with health services
    • Persons without reported diagnosis encountered during examination and investigation of individuals and populations (V70-V82)
      • V76 Special screening for malignant neoplasms

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Z12.83 - Encounter for screening for malignant neoplasm of skin

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code V76.43 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    • Screening (for) V82.9
      • malignant neoplasm (of) V76.9
        • skin V76.43

Information for Patients

Health Screening

Also called: Screening tests

Screenings are tests that look for diseases before you have symptoms. Screening tests can find diseases early, when they're easier to treat. You can get some screenings in your doctor's office. Others need special equipment, so you may need to go to a different office or clinic.

Some conditions that doctors commonly screen for include

  • Breast cancer and cervical cancer in women
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Osteoporosis
  • Overweight and obesity
  • Prostate cancer in men

Which tests you need depends on your age, your sex, your family history, and whether you have risk factors for certain diseases. After a screening test, ask when you will get the results and whom to talk to about them.

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

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Skin Cancer

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. The two most common types are basal cell cancer and squamous cell cancer. They usually form on the head, face, neck, hands, and arms. Another type of skin cancer, melanoma, is more dangerous but less common.

Anyone can get skin cancer, but it is more common in people who

  • Spend a lot of time in the sun or have been sunburned
  • Have light-colored skin, hair and eyes
  • Have a family member with skin cancer
  • Are over age 50

You should have your doctor check any suspicious skin markings and any changes in the way your skin looks. Treatment is more likely to work well when cancer is found early. If not treated, some types of skin cancer cells can spread to other tissues and organs. Treatments include surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, photodynamic therapy (PDT), and biologic therapy. PDT uses a drug and a type of laser light to kill cancer cells. Biologic therapy boosts your body's own ability to fight cancer.

NIH: National Cancer Institute

  • Actinic keratosis
  • Basal cell carcinoma
  • Mohs micrographic surgery
  • Skin lesion biopsy
  • Skin self-exam
  • Skin self-exam
  • Squamous cell skin cancer
  • What to Know about External Beam Radiation Therapy - NIH - Easy-to-Read (National Cancer Institute)

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