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can transvaginal ultrasound be used for early detection of ovarian cancer

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

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A 42-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
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
38 years experience Radiology
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 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Miguel Cano
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
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
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Uma Swamy
Dr. Uma Swamy answered
15 years experience Radiation Oncology
How the ovaries look: They are looking for how the ovaries look in terms of size and shape generally.
A 57-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
42 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
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
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ricardo Estape
29 years experience Gynecologic Oncology
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 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
31 years experience Family Medicine
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
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Unlikely: With your symptoms it does seem to be likely diagnosis.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
53 years experience Pediatrics
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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