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How is ovarian cancer diagnosed?
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Tissue examination
Symptoms of ovarian cancer are vague and physical examination may reveal a mass.
There are many causes of a mass in the ovary and once a diagnosis is suspected, it requires removal of tissue and examination by a pathologist for definitive diagnosis. See this site for more info http://www.Cancer.Org/cancer/ovariancancer/detailedguide/ovarian-cancer-diagnosis.

In brief: Tissue examination
Symptoms of ovarian cancer are vague and physical examination may reveal a mass.
There are many causes of a mass in the ovary and once a diagnosis is suspected, it requires removal of tissue and examination by a pathologist for definitive diagnosis. See this site for more info http://www.Cancer.Org/cancer/ovariancancer/detailedguide/ovarian-cancer-diagnosis.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Michael Thompson
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Biopsy
(see similar question/answer).
Most (all?) cancers need a biopsy to be definitively diagnosed. Tests such as imaging (eg, pelvic ultrasound) or laboratory tests (eg, ca-125) may be suspicious for ovarian cancer, but a biopsy and pathology study needs to be done.

In brief: Biopsy
(see similar question/answer).
Most (all?) cancers need a biopsy to be definitively diagnosed. Tests such as imaging (eg, pelvic ultrasound) or laboratory tests (eg, ca-125) may be suspicious for ovarian cancer, but a biopsy and pathology study needs to be done.
Dr. Michael Thompson
Dr. Michael Thompson
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