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Can Ovarian Cancer Be Seen On Vaginal Ultrasound
An ultraound, also known as a sonogram, is a painless and relatively inexpensive imaging test that utilizes sound waves instead of ionizing radiation. There are no side effects. Ultrasound can give us two-dimensional, and in some applications three-dimensional, images of structures and organs in virtually any part of the body. In addition to diagnostic uses, such as evaluating abnormalities in the abdomen, pelvis, and breast, ultrasounds are commonly used to guide needle and catheter placement in a variety of surgical ...Read more
Not diagnostic: The only way to diagnose either of these cancers is by biopsy. Ultrasound findings and symptoms may lead to increased suspicion and further diagnostic testing. Ultrasound in the hands of a skilled practitioner can be an important screening tool. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Some: The most obvious would be fibroids.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: If a testicular cancer is very small, doesn't look different from the remainder of the testicle, or is "burned out" it may not be seen. "burned out" means the tumor has shrunken in the testicle (often leaving nothing but a scar or calcification) and the tumor is only found by patient metastases, often enlarged lymph nodes. Lastly, an inexperienced sonographer can just not see it. ...Read more
In er, ultrasound showed cysts on both ovaries, and one cyst was lumpy. Could this be ovarian cancer?
It might be.: A cyst might be simple or multi-loculated, that is, many cysts in one with many walls that could contain cancer cells. The cyst might be filled with blood, a hemorrhagic cyst, or fluid, or be something else entirely. That's why it should be examined and possibly removed by laparoscopy, etc.. It would be wise to see your doctor for an exam. Good luck. ...Read more
Cystic mass by ovary and abduts to small bowel. Could this also be ovaian cancer. Seen on CT scan. 29 years old?
Can ovarian cancer be caused by hormones like some breast cancers? I had a false-positive pregnancy test and have ovarian cancer.
Please answer, if one had ovarian cancer, could it metastasis to pelvis and present on pap as cin 1?
Pap and ovarian CA: First just remember a Pap test is only good for finding cervical CA. It doesn't find ovarian or uterine CA. That's why ovarian CA is called the silent CA and uterine CA presents with bleeding. Your abnormal pap is not even at a level where it would be CA yet. Talk to your doctor and ask if the CA cells from the ovarian CA look like the pap. Sounds like u have a new problem. Hang in there! ...Read more
Sometimes: It is not a good screening test for the average woman. However, some centers recommend aggressive screening for women with significant family history of ovarian cancer or genetic related issues. In those few cases, screening with vaginal ultrasound and ca-125 blood tests may be helpful. (but unfortunately, these tests are no where near as sensitive as colonoscopy screening for colorectal polyps. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
TransVaginalUltraso: You mean Transvaginal Ultrasoundthat uses high frequency sound waves to create images of your internal organs.This will detect abnormalities in uterus,fallopian tubes,ovaries and vagina.Transvaginal means through the vagina.It can see images of uterus and detect Endometrial Cancer ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not always: Inflammatory breast cancer is characterized by the spread of cancer to the (lymphatics of the) skin, giving it the appearance of a skin infection. An underlying breast lumpmaybe present, which would be seen by mammogram +/-ultrasound; however, it can often grow like sheets of tumor cells in the breast without any lump, which could be missed on ultrasound. If you have concerns, see a breast surgeon. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Maybe: Small ovarian cysts may not be detected but usually are not clinically significant. Usually can detect ovarian cysts of 3-4 mm in diameter with good diagnostic ultrasound. ...Read more
About "can": The answer to whether or not something "can" happen in life is often "yes" because, as the saying goes, the only two things guaranteed in life are "death and taxes." The more useful question asks "how likely" is something to happen. Any ultrasound can miss any cancer, because cancers start with a single cell and take a while to become visible. One's doctor who sees the entire picture can advise. ...Read more
Yes, but: Fibroids can be missed, but only in certain circumstances. If the fibroids are very small or non-distinct, then they may be difficult to spot on an ultrasound. Or if a fibroid is pedunculated and high up above the uterus then it may be hard to see on a transvaginal scan. In those cases a trans-abdominal scan would be needed. But in general, ultrasound is the best way to see fibroids. ...Read more
Just had an ultrasound shows fibroids, also 9.5 thick uterus lining. Can this be treated without surgery?
Yes: This depends on what symptoms the fibroids are causing. Besides surgery, fibroids may be treated by choking off blood supply with vessel embolization or ablation with ultrasound waves. You should consult a gyn & an interventional radiologist. 9.5 mm endometrium is considered abnormally thick for post-menopausal women. Gyn consult recommended. ...Read more
Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more
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