A 45-year-old member asked:
can ovarian or endometrial cancer be detected on a sonogram?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz answered
24 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not diagnostic: The only way to diagnose either of these cancers is by biopsy. Ultrasound findings and symptoms may lead to increased suspicion and further diagnostic testing. Ultrasound in the hands of a skilled practitioner can be an important screening tool.
Answered on Aug 3, 2012
Dr. Mazen Ghani answered
23 years experience Radiology
Maybe: A transvaginal pelvic ultrasound allows radiologists to evaluate the ovaries and endometrium. Ovarian cancer has a varied appearance and may present as a cystic and/or solid mass with or without ascites (fluid in the pelvis). Endometrial cancer may present as thickening of the endometrium or a mass.
Answered on May 11, 2014
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