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    Unhappy DES exposure - I have a 60 yr old patient that

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    Hello all,

    I have a 60 yr old patient that was seen in our oncology clinic for High risk of breast CA, due to DES exposure. DES was a birth control that was utilized back in the 1940's. Now this patient is a high risk for CA because she took this birth control drug back in the 40's. If anybody has ever encountered this diagnosis, I would much appreciate some feedback. Can't find a diagnosis code for this.

    Last edited by ank3t; 10-04-2016 at 05:30 AM.
    Kristen Richard, CPC

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    Milwaukee WI

    Default She was exposed in untero

    If she's 60 years old she did not take the drug. She was exposed as a fetus when her mother took the drug.

    Sorry, I don't know the dx code ... have you considered the special screening Dx V76.1x?

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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