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Would a transvaginal ultrasound show cervical cancer?

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Dr. Steven Vasilev
Gynecologic Oncology 38 years experience
Only if large: Cervical cancer can be microscopic (very early) or large with a tumor that you can feel on pelvic examination as well as see on ultrasound. So, it can miss a lot in between. It is NOT a good tool to use for screening for cervical cancer. But sometimes it can help to evaluate or look at the upper cervix to see if it is enlarged. The lower cervix a doctor can seen clearly when you get a pelvic exam
Dr. James Lin
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Urology 52 years experience
Yes, but...: Any disease or life event will always display on its own pattern of full spectrum; so will cervical cancer. At its early stage, the affected feels nothing. As the disease advances, it may locally advance to damage and distort local.nearby tissue, and to spread to far sites. So, if not treated timely, what you concern about will appear on its course of progress. US may suspect such but CT defines..
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Can a transvaginal ultrasound detect cervical cancer?

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology 48 years experience
speculum and : Direct visual appraisalpap smear and cytology are the usually means diagnosto detect cervix cancer. Trans vaginal ultrasound appraises intrauterine an and paria:metrial uterine content...Staging not diagnosis.

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