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how accurate is trans vaginal ultrasound for early detection of ovarian cancer

A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Fair: Ovarian cancer is best detected via a md pelvic exam, a ca-125 blood test , ultrasound if needed and a possible ovarioan biopsy.. A good history shoul ... Read More

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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience in General Surgery
Not accurate enough: Early diagnosis is of ovarian cancer is essetial for cure, the silent killer of woman. But it is useful in identifying the nature of pelvic mass , an ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
38 years experience in 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 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 in 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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Orr
43 years experience in 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 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Travis Kidner
16 years experience in Surgical Oncology
Mammogram: Mammograms are generally better at screening for breast cancer. Ultrasound is used more for a focus evaluation of an area of the breast that might be ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience in General Surgery
Very: When ultrasounds are used to evaluate a palpable lump or a mammographic abnormality, a directed ultrasound can very accurately differentiate a benign ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience in General Surgery
Plz C Breast Surgeon: A normal ultrasound should be very reassuring but not definitive. It is best to see a breast surgeon who can take your medical history, do a careful ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Golder Wilson
Specializes in Clinical Genetics
Very if BRCA mutated: The genes brca1 and brca2 cause breast-ovarian cancer, suspected when women have onset of breast cancer before menopause or when there are several cas ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
34 years experience in Medical Oncology
None: Unfortunately, no screening test (be it ultrasound, physical exam, or ca 125 tumor marker) can detect ovarian cancer early enough to make a difference ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
38 years experience in Radiology
Depends: If the bladder is well distended so as to provide a "window" to see the ovary, the transabdominal ultrasound may be sufficient.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
Not very.: Ca 125 is touted as a screening tool for ov ca but is elevated in only 50% of those with early stage disease. Approx 1% of normals have a high ca 1 ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Fein
Specializes in Preventive Medicine
99% when cancer: Ca-125 is 99% accurate if an ovarian cyst or tumor happens to be cancer. The problem with this blood test is that it is very inaccurate when there is ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience in Pathology
No known stats.: First, this is not the ultrasound usually done today, transvaginal is. This is done with a manual pelvic exam and ca-125 levels. Second, there has n ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
Not very.: Ca 125 is touted as a screening tool for ov ca but is elevated in only 50% of those with early stage disease. Approx 1% of normals have a high ca 1 ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Miguel Cano
29 years experience in 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 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
Other conditions too: Ca25 test can be positive in many conditions pregnancy endometriosis uterine fibroids pancreatitis liver disease normal menstruation other mali ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
As long as : The fetus can be adequately measured does not matter whether it is abdominal or vagina or a combination 10-11 weeks is accurate for dating purposes w ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Carrie Cannon
32 years experience in Family Medicine
Preg with Ovarian ca: Yes, it can, especially in early pregnancy. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3362432/

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