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can ultrasound detect colon cancer

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
38 years experience Radiology
Rarely: Sometimes ultrasound will see a colon mass but this is uncommon. Spread of colon cancer to the lymph nodes or liver would be more common to see than t ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Lawson
27 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Spots: There are a variety of things that can be seen in the liver. Not all of them are metastatic tumors. You can have benign nodules. However, ct is a be ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
No, not common: Bowel obstruction can occur due to post op adhesions(uncommon) or tumor left behind(this will happen if the cancer was advanced/late stage. Your docto ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Right pelvic pain: Have other GI signs ?, nausea /vomiting? diarrhea? blood in stool? Able to eat? May be GI - gallbladder, diverticulum ( meckels- but that is assoc ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Hebert
28 years experience Pathology
Ultrasound: Ultrasound is reasonably good way to look at the ovaries. A transvaginal ultrasound can get a pretty good look at the endometrium. Hope this helps.
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A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Dr. Paul Velt answered
41 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Signs of failure: CT can see the footprints of a failing liver. Ascites and pleural effusions can be seen. Yes metastatic disease as well. Laboratory studies will also ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Incidental: An abdominal ct scan may incidentally demonstrate the suspicion of a fairly large colon cancer but not small lesions or polyps. A conclusive diagnosis ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Can help: Ct scans detect abnormalities in tissues but do not detect cancer per se. A ct scan may detect a mass in the ovary, on an enlarged ovary that may sug ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Depends: It would depend on the type and stage of cancer. Some stomach cancers spread superficially through the mucosa and may not be detectable by MRI. Biopsy ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Archer
29 years experience Bariatrics
Endoscopic : Endoscopic ultrasound can be used to diagnose cancer and get biopsies. Regular ultrasound is not so useful in this case.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Biopsy: Transvaginal ultrasound is not designed to detect endocervical cancer. An early lesion may not produce enough structural change to be picked up ultras ... Read More
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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 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Ziring
21 years experience Pediatric Gastroenterology
Yes: it's quite possible. I had a patient with abdominal pain who incidentally had a CT done, indicating a pancreatic mass, and follow up MRI confirmed th ... Read More
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Albert Melaragno
44 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: If you are concerned or have symptoms such as blood in your bowl movements of rectal pain consult your doctor
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Brockenbrough
48 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Very unlikely: Detail not good enough for polyps, but if a colon cancer has obstructing signs, it may give clues on KUB, suggesting other more detailed studies, i.e. ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Romeo Mandanas
37 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Ovarian CA detection: Ultrasound examination (uss) has a higher sensitivity of detecting ovarian cancer (93%) compared to a ct scan (63%). Although a ct scan could miss it ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Chao
37 years experience Radiology
Yes: Absolutely. Also an MRI with diffusion weighted imaging. Look it up.
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 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience Gastroenterology
Often: Very small tumors may be missed. Generally suspicious masses can be seen. Sometimes special versions can be helpful.
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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 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
It depends: Ultrasound is commonly used to check the condition of the lymph nodes. But the results are dependent on the experience of the sonographer(radiologist) ... Read More
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 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Carefully: The physician will insert a gloved finger into the rectum, feeling for abnormal masses and or blood, stool should be tested immunologically for blood. ... Read More

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