Is there an xray or similar test for ovarian cancer?

No. There are no tests that have been shown to reliably screen for ovarian cancer. Some people advocate for pelvic us and tumor marker analysis but these tests have not been shown to lead to improvements in ovarian cancer outcomes.
Ultrasound. An ultrasound of the pelvis may reveal a mass in the ovary that would then need to be investigated to diagnose or exclude cancer.
Transvaginal U/S. Transvaginal u/s (ultrasound) is essential to the initial workup for ovarian cancer, along with pelvic exam, and ca-125 testing.

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Can an xray diagnose ovarian cancer?

No. Ovarian cancer is difficult to diagnose. An X-Ray isn't sensitive enough. Ultrasound, CT and MRI are the modalities that are usually used. Sometimes it is only diagnosed at the time of surgery. Best wishes! Read more...

I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer stage 2 last year. I had persistent cough this month and had an xray it showed that there is ipsilateral effusion?

Need more testing. The fluid should be drained ( if big enough) and sent for laboratory and pathologic analysis to determine its nature. You will also need restating ct scans and recheck tumor markers ( ca 125). Read more...
Fluid one side. An ipsilateral effusion means there is fluid on one side of the chest, the same side as (something else, no clear here; same side as the ovary or a concomitant infiltrate on the lung?). This can be caused by things like pneumonia, if your symptoms are consistent, but also from metastasis; discuss this with your cancer doctor, you may need the fluid tapped for examination. Read more...

How to screen or test for ovarian cancer?

No good test. There is no good screening test for ovarian cancer. Women with vague abdominal complaints should consult their doctors as that is often the only symptom in early cases. Read more...
No sure test. There is no established screening test fit for mass use. Blood tests such as ca125 level has been used. Scannng such as pelvic ultrasound or ct scans have ben employed too. Read more...

How do you test for ovarian cancer in women?

Nothing good. Unfortunately there is nothing that's accurate. We sometimes use ultrasound and a blood test called CA125 to screen very high risk people like those with a family history of ovarian/breast cancer or Ashkenazi Jewish. However, even in this group we are not very good at preventing ovarian cancer and making people live longer. There are some tests in development and hopefully it will be reality soon. Read more...

Is there a genomic test for ovarian cancer?

Not a single test. Different cancers have different genetic anomalies predisposing to different types of cancers. Even cancers of the ovary have multiple anomalies that are thought to be causative. Brca 1 & 2 (same genes involved in breast cancer) abnormalities are associated with increased incidence of ovarian cancer. Read more...
Yes. Many genes have been identified that may increase your risk of ovarian cancer from the normal <1% risk to a doubling or up to a 40% lifetime risk. The best validated gene is the brca gene. The new next generation sequencing technology can check for 19 genes at once that increase risk of breast, ovarian and uterine cancer. This may be helpful if you have a family history of ovarian cancer. Read more...

What is the ca-125 test for ovarian cancer?

Measures a protein. The ca-125 test is a blood test that detects a protein in the blood that is produced by malignant ovarian cells. It is used to help determine if an ovarian cancer patient has had a relapse, or to help differentiate a cyst found by sonogram or ct. The most important point: it should never be used as a yearly screening test, and should not be requested by patients as a screening test. Read more...