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Is it really true you cannot detect ovarian cancer with ultrasound? I heard of someone who had one and it found tumor.
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3 doctors agree
In brief: NO
It is not true, it is easy relatively inexpensive safe test , with no radiation exposure.

In brief: NO
It is not true, it is easy relatively inexpensive safe test , with no radiation exposure.
Dr. Addagada Rao
Dr. Addagada Rao
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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Untrue
A good pelvic ultrasound by an experienced ultrasonographer with up to date equipment should be able to detect most ovarian cancers unless it is extremely small.
Laparoscopy would be suggested if a cancer is suspected, therby the ovaries can be carfully inspected. Final diagnosis depends upon a pathological tissue diagnosis.

In brief: Untrue
A good pelvic ultrasound by an experienced ultrasonographer with up to date equipment should be able to detect most ovarian cancers unless it is extremely small.
Laparoscopy would be suggested if a cancer is suspected, therby the ovaries can be carfully inspected. Final diagnosis depends upon a pathological tissue diagnosis.
Dr. George Klauber
Dr. George Klauber
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Ultrasound helps
Diagnosis needs biopsy/resection of the lesion and examination of the tissue by a pathologist.
Ultrasound can reveal a mass in the ovary, that would prompt biopsy/resection. Thus ultrasound helps in making the diagnosis.

In brief: Ultrasound helps
Diagnosis needs biopsy/resection of the lesion and examination of the tissue by a pathologist.
Ultrasound can reveal a mass in the ovary, that would prompt biopsy/resection. Thus ultrasound helps in making the diagnosis.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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