A 45-year-old member asked:
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is it really true you cannot detect ovarian cancer with ultrasound? i heard of someone who had one and it found tumor.

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Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
NO: It is not true, it is easy relatively inexpensive safe test , with no radiation exposure.
Answered on Mar 25, 2012
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Ultrasound helps: Diagnosis needs biopsy/resection of the lesion and examination of the tissue by a pathologist. Ultrasound can reveal a mass in the ovary, that would prompt biopsy/resection. Thus ultrasound helps in making the diagnosis.
Answered on Mar 14, 2017
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Untrue: A good pelvic ultrasound by an experienced ultrasonographer with up to date equipment should be able to detect most ovarian cancers unless it is extremely small. Laparoscopy would be suggested if a cancer is suspected, therby the ovaries can be carfully inspected. Final diagnosis depends upon a pathological tissue diagnosis.
Answered on Aug 22, 2012

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Maybe : Depending where the slices are made they would show masses there. Whether the masses are cancers or not requires a tissue sample (biopsy).

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