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can cervical cancer be detected on ultrasound

A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ken Levin
Dr. Ken Levin answered
43 years experience Radiology
No one knows: a clinical cancer has millions or billions of cells, by the time it is detected. (Cells are very tiny) To calculate the time required to go from a few ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Vasilev
36 years experience Gynecologic Oncology
Only if large: Cervical cancer can be microscopic (very early) or large with a tumor that you can feel on pelvic examination as well as see on ultrasound. So, it ca ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
speculum and : Direct visual appraisalpap smear and cytology are the usually means diagnosto detect cervix cancer. Trans vaginal ultrasound appraises intrauterine a ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Mahoney
35 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: The best eval for cervical cancer would still be pap smear, exam and biopsy of abnormal areas identified. Ultrasound would suggest advanced stage of ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Friedman
45 years experience Radiology
Yes: Many times however endometrial biopsy or sonohysterography are necessary, .
A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Dantoni
25 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Cervical Cancer: Cervical cancer is usually identified by pap smear, colposcopy and biopsy. While advanced cancer could be seen on an ultrasound exam, this is not us ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz
24 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not diagnostic: The only way to diagnose either of these cancers is by biopsy. Ultrasound findings and symptoms may lead to increased suspicion and further diagnostic ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
34 years experience Gastroenterology
Yes: however usually advanced colon cancers are the ones that can be picked up. Virtual CT colonography is an improved image, however the best way to defin ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gabriel Goren
57 years experience General Surgery
NO!: For detecting cervical details you need to have a colposcopy that is introduced in the vagina. Laparoscopy is a device that looks into you abdominal c ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Sometimes yes: But diagnostic tests are never 100%. False negatives and false positives occur with some frequency. This is also true with mammogram and MRI. Breas ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Orr
43 years experience Surgical Oncology
Sometimes: It is not a good screening test for the average woman. However, some centers recommend aggressive screening for women with significant family history ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Solhjem
20 years experience Radiation Oncology
Sometimes.: An ultrasound can sometimes detect cancer in the uterus (or a tumor or mass). But, typically a biopsy (usually and dilation and curettage, a d;c) is ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emma Simpson
44 years experience Radiology
Yes, but......: Ultrasound is not the most sensitive way to look for bladder cancer meaning it can miss early cases and there are other tests that are more sensitive ... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
38 years experience Radiology
Yes: If a testicular cancer is very small, doesn't look different from the remainder of the testicle, or is "burned out" it may not be seen. "burned out" m ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Too late,late stage: Early stage of bladder cancer can be detected by simple urine cytology and cystoscopy , sonography will not show early in stages.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
About "can": The answer to whether or not something "can" happen in life is often "yes" because, as the saying goes, the only two things guaranteed in life are "de ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brenda Koblick
Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology
Pelvic imaging: Ct scans can visualize pelvic organs, such as the uterus and ovaries. I would suggest a pelvic ultrasound as a first step in evaluating the female pe ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Usually: I've seen a few at autopsy that were so small or similar enough in texture to the rest of the pancreas that they would probably have been missed.
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience Pathology
It's possible,, : It's possible for this to be missed on a pap as these glands are located more toward and in the endocervical canal. Even neoplasia can be missed. Th ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Walsh
16 years experience Addiction Medicine
Easily: Some cancers do not ever show up on x-ray, others look like pneumonia. A chest ct is often needed.
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darrell Herrington
33 years experience Family Medicine
No: Definitive cancer diagnosis requires at issue biopsy, which then guides treatment based on the specific characteristics of the tissue. See your doctor ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lauren Stegman
26 years experience Radiation Oncology
Yes to all.: Moderate dyskaryosis is also known as cin2 in the us. It is a potentially precancerous condition of the cervix found with a pap smear.It usually need ... Read More
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