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docs, could a pelvic ultrasound detect ovarian cancer?

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Dr. Charles Sturgis
28 years experience Pathology
Possibly.: A pelvic ultrasound could give valuable information regarding anatomic abnormalities in the ovaries (changes in size / shape and cystic versus solid nature of mass lesions). Us is a common test in the initial workup of gynecologic tumors. In order to prove a diagnosis of malignancy, cells or fluid or tissue would need to be sampled from the ovary or pelvis or abdomen and then studied in a lab.
Answered on Sep 12, 2018
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