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Can Cervical Cancer Be Detected On Ultrasound
How long does it take 4 abnormal cells to turn into cervical cancer? 22, had ultrasound 1 yr agopap every 6mnths nothing there just abnormal cells.
The sonogram is a test that looks at body organs with no radiation. It uses sound waves and can give us a 2 dimensional view of organs such as the kidney, liver, heart, and lungs. It can define spaces that are either solid or full of fluid. I can also guide large needles into an organ or near the spine, and can help define the area being cut open. Its a ...Read more
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 ...Read more
Would metastatic cervical cancer in the breast appear the same as breast cancer on mammogram and ultrasound?
Possibly on imaging: Cervical cancer (the tissue at the end of the vaginal canal) rarely metastasizes to the breast. Rather breast cancer may metastasize to many areas of body, such as bone, lung, brain, lymph nodes. That being said, any abnormal growth in the breast, though mostly breast tissue, could look similarly by mammogram or ultrasound. The bottom line is if there is an abnormality, must be biopsied. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Only if advanced: A pap smear is the best way to screen for cervical cancer. A biopsy of the cervix is the way to diagnose cervical cancer or precancerous cells. Most abnormal cells on the cervix are precancerous, only a few are actual cancer when found. Most cervical cancers are early and small, so aren't seen by an ultrasound. An ultrasound could only see cervical cancer if it was causing a large mass. ...Read more
Are uterine cancer, endometrial / ovarian cancer, and uterine fibroids/other abnormalities detected through pap smear other than cervical cancer?
No.: Pap smears sample cervical cells only.Get a more detailed answer ›
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