Originally Posted by Kivbar216
How long ago was the cancer dx? I was taught to use the code for current cancer for the first 5 yrs following successful treatment. After that it becomes a history code.
I am not sure where you heard that but there is no basis for that logic. The cancer is history of when all treatment is over and the provider indicates there is no evidence of disease. There is no wait time involved. Breast cancer is different, if it is still being treated with Tamoxifen or any equivalent drug, then the cancer is still being treated even though the provider may indicate no evidence of disease, also prostate cancer if it is still being treated with drug therapy.