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Can transvaginal ultrasound be used for early detection of ovarian cancer

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Orr
Surgical Oncology 44 years experience
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
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Hematology and Oncology 37 years experience
Yes: It can be used for early detection, but sometimes finds things that are not cancerous, or even dangerous. This can lead to more, and sometimes more in... Read More
Dr. Justin Buchanan
Radiology 12 years experience
Not recommended: In 2012, the uspstf reaffirmed it's recommendation against screening for ovarian cancer with blood testing or ultrasound as neither have been shown in... Read More

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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danielle Salhany
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not very: Unfortunately, there is no good screening for ovarian cancer. Ultrasound will show a mass if there is one and may help characterize it as likely beni... Read More
Dr. Gene Wong
Radiation Oncology 41 years experience
Quite accurate: In patients with strong family history of ovarian ca, screening with ultrasound and blood test is indicated since it's difficult to pick up early ovar... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
Radiology 39 years experience
Limited: Ultrasound, tumor marker evaluation, history, and physical exam have not been shown to be effective in adequately screening for this disease (even whe... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Miguel Cano
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Unfortunately Yes: Us cannot DX ovarian cancer, simply show signs which may be associated with it. Us may show thickened cyst walls, nodules, septations, or abnormal blo... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Uma Swamy
Radiation Oncology 16 years experience
How the ovaries look: They are looking for how the ovaries look in terms of size and shape generally.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
Obstetrics and Gynecology 43 years experience
Possibly: The transvaginal ultrasound (u/s) is arguably the best screening tool for ovarian cancer (oca) but certainly the quality of the u/s and the state of t... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ricardo Estape
Gynecologic Oncology 30 years experience
Yes: There are no good screening tests for ovarian cancer! the best tests we have for patients with a high risk for ovarian cancer is an ultrasound and a b... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
US is good test: The transvaginal US is a good test for looking at the ovaries. If there were a mass there they should be able to see it on the US. If you have ovarian... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Unlikely: With your symptoms it does seem to be likely diagnosis.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 54 years experience
PELVIC PAIN: Endometriosis causes. Lot of pelvic pain but if your ultrasound is normal , listen to your md. Take rx for pelvic pain.

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