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Can transvaginal ultrasound detect ovarian cancer

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.

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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
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Ovarian Cancer: Ultrasound imaging is at best a crude screening tool to detect micrometastases, and while it is excellent for detecting sizable masses, it cannot see ... 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
Dr. Paul Nowicki
Gynecologic Oncology 24 years experience
Only a small : Percentage of ovarian cancers are found by accident on ultrasound before they spread outside of the ovary.
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
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 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
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 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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