The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code for diagnostic dilation and curettage (D&C) is 58120. CPT codes are an integral part of the billing process used by insurance companies in healthcare. CPT codes are used to describe tests, surgeries, evaluations, and any other medical procedures performed by a healthcare provider on a patient. Read more: What Is the Correct CPT Code for Diagnostic Dilation and Curettage? Article
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Cervical Cancer (Cancer of the Cervix)
Cervical cancer is cancer of the entrance to the womb (uterus) caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). Regular pelvic exams, Pap testing and screening can detect precancerous changes in the cervix. Cervical cancer can be prevented by a vaccine. The most common signs and symptoms are an increase in vaginal discharge, painful sex, and postmenopausal bleeding. The prognosis and survival rate depends upon the stage at which the cancer was diagnosed.
How Can You Get Cervical Cancer?
Cervical cancer may occur because of numerous reasons but has a strong association with a long-standing infection with human papillomavirus (HPV).
Most Aggressive Form of Cervical Cancer
The most aggressive form of cervical cancer is small cell cervical cancer, which is also called small cell neuroendocrine carcinoma. It is a very rare type of cervical cancer.
Is Curettage and Electrodesiccation Painful?
Curettage and electrodesiccation (C and E) are used to treat skin cancer (squamous cell carcinoma and basal cell carcinoma). The technique is only used for well-defined, superficial, and small lesions located over the chest, upper arm, back, and tummy. It may be used to treat non-cancerous skin conditions such as seborrheic keratosis, warts, and sebaceous hyperplasia of the skin as well.
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