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can a ct scan detect ovarian cancer?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Can help: Ct scans detect abnormalities in tissues but do not detect cancer per se. A ct scan may detect a mass in the ovary, on an enlarged ovary that may suggest cancer. Definitive diagnosis of cancer requires removal of the mass or taking a biopsy of the mass and examination by a pathologist.
Answered on Mar 24, 2012
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Need tissue: It can detect a mass but the definitive diagnosis is done by looking at the tissue either taken by biopsy or surgery.
Answered on Nov 7, 2012
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