A 49-year-old member asked:
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aren't transvaginal ultrasounds good for checking ovarian cancer?

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Dr. Paxton Daniel
38 years experience Radiology
Limited: Ultrasound, tumor marker evaluation, history, and physical exam have not been shown to be effective in adequately screening for this disease (even when used all together). This is a disease we don't really have a handle on right now. This doesn't mean patients who have pelvic pain or risk factors shouldn't be evaluated, but the tools available have not been shown to increase life expectancy.
Answered on Dec 9, 2013

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