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A 26-year-old female asked:

Does a normal pelvic exam rule out ovarian cancer?

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Dr. Steven Hebert
Pathology 29 years experience
Pelvic exam: A good pelvic exam by a seasoned professional can often pick up abnormalities. However, if a cancer is very small it may not be discovered in a routine pelvic exam. An ultrasound can pick up small lesions. Speak with your doctor.

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A 31-year-old member asked:

Is ovarian cancer only detectable by pelvic exam after it has advanced?

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Dr. Kevin Scher
Hematology and Oncology 14 years experience
Imaging/tissue too: Physical exam and imaging such as ultrasound or ct are helpful in confirming the presence of a mass. Generally the diagnosis requires a surgical procedure to obtain tissue samples to confirm cancer.

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Last updated Jun 21, 2017

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