6 doctors weighed in:
How early could ovarian cancer be detected?
6 doctors weighed in

Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Hard to say
No good screening for ovarian cancer.
Studies were done to see if transvaginal sono can detect early case of ovarian cancer in asymptomatic people- only showing that all of the cancer that were detected by the sono-are stage 3 or above. It requires high awareness from the patient, low threshold of suspicion of md, multiple modalities to detect earlier case of cancer( stage 1 or 2)-which can happen.

In brief: Hard to say
No good screening for ovarian cancer.
Studies were done to see if transvaginal sono can detect early case of ovarian cancer in asymptomatic people- only showing that all of the cancer that were detected by the sono-are stage 3 or above. It requires high awareness from the patient, low threshold of suspicion of md, multiple modalities to detect earlier case of cancer( stage 1 or 2)-which can happen.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Depends
Ovarian cancer may be detected early, while still confined to the ovary, as an incidental finding during abdominal surgery for an other reason.
Usually early ovarian cancer does not cause any specific symptoms and is not detected early.

In brief: Depends
Ovarian cancer may be detected early, while still confined to the ovary, as an incidental finding during abdominal surgery for an other reason.
Usually early ovarian cancer does not cause any specific symptoms and is not detected early.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology
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In brief: Probably by 40-50.
There is no specific test that can detect ovarian cancer.
A triad of tests is used, including pelvic exam, ca-125, and transvaginal ultrasound. Incidence starts to rise in the 5th decade, and peaks in the 8th decade. So these tests most likely detect cancer by then since it is big enough. If cancer is very aggressive, it might be noticed earlier in rare cases. Surgery is likely definitive.

In brief: Probably by 40-50.
There is no specific test that can detect ovarian cancer.
A triad of tests is used, including pelvic exam, ca-125, and transvaginal ultrasound. Incidence starts to rise in the 5th decade, and peaks in the 8th decade. So these tests most likely detect cancer by then since it is big enough. If cancer is very aggressive, it might be noticed earlier in rare cases. Surgery is likely definitive.
Dr. Joseph Woods
Dr. Joseph Woods
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