2021 ICD-10-CM Code C57

Malignant neoplasm of other and unspecified female genital organs

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

C57 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of malignant neoplasm of other and unspecified female genital organs. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. Category or Header define the heading of a category of codes that may be further subdivided by the use of 4th, 5th, 6th or 7th characters.

Unspecified diagnosis codes like C57 are acceptable when clinical information is unknown or not available about a particular condition. Although a more specific code is preferable, unspecified codes should be used when such codes most accurately reflect what is known about a patient's condition. Specific diagnosis codes should not be used if not supported by the patient's medical record.

ICD-10:C57
Short Description:Malignant neoplasm of other and unsp female genital organs
Long Description:Malignant neoplasm of other and unspecified female genital organs

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Malignant neoplasm of other and unsp female genital organs

Non-specific codes like C57 require more digits to indicate the appropriate level of specificity. Consider using any of the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity when coding for malignant neoplasm of other and unsp female genital organs:

  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - C57.0 for Malignant neoplasm of fallopian tube
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C57.00 for Malignant neoplasm of unspecified fallopian tube
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C57.01 for Malignant neoplasm of right fallopian tube
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C57.02 for Malignant neoplasm of left fallopian tube
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - C57.1 for Malignant neoplasm of broad ligament
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C57.10 for Malignant neoplasm of unspecified broad ligament
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C57.11 for Malignant neoplasm of right broad ligament
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C57.12 for Malignant neoplasm of left broad ligament
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - C57.2 for Malignant neoplasm of round ligament
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C57.20 for Malignant neoplasm of unspecified round ligament
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C57.21 for Malignant neoplasm of right round ligament
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C57.22 for Malignant neoplasm of left round ligament
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C57.3 for Malignant neoplasm of parametrium
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C57.4 for Malignant neoplasm of uterine adnexa, unspecified
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C57.7 for Malignant neoplasm of other specified female genital organs
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C57.8 for Malignant neoplasm of overlapping sites of female genital organs
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C57.9 for Malignant neoplasm of female genital organ, unspecified

Information for Patients


Cervical Cancer

The cervix is the lower part of the uterus, the place where a baby grows during pregnancy. Cervical cancer is caused by a virus called HPV. The virus spreads through sexual contact. Most women's bodies are able to fight HPV infection. But sometimes the virus leads to cancer. You're at higher risk if you smoke, have had many children, use birth control pills for a long time, or have HIV infection.

Cervical cancer may not cause any symptoms at first. Later, you may have pelvic pain or bleeding from the vagina. It usually takes several years for normal cells in the cervix to turn into cancer cells. Your health care provider can find abnormal cells by doing a Pap test to examine cells from the cervix. You may also have an HPV test. If your results are abnormal, you may need a biopsy or other tests. By getting regular screenings, you can find and treat any problems before they turn into cancer.

Treatment may include surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, or a combination. The choice of treatment depends on the size of the tumor, whether the cancer has spread and whether you would like to become pregnant someday.

Vaccines can protect against several types of HPV, including some that can cause cancer.

NIH: National Cancer Institute


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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

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


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Uterine Cancer

Also called: Endometrial cancer

The uterus, or womb, 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 is also called endometrial cancer.

The symptoms of uterine cancer include

Uterine cancer usually happens after menopause. It is more common in women who have obesity. You also have a higher risk if you took estrogen-only hormone replacement therapy (menopausal hormone therapy) for many years.

Tests to find uterine cancer include a pelvic exam, imaging tests, and a biopsy. The most common treatment is a hysterectomy, which is surgery to remove the uterus. Sometimes the surgery also removes the ovaries and fallopian tubes. Other treatments include hormone therapy, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy. Some women get more than one type of treatment.

NIH: National Cancer Institute


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Code History

  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016 (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)