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Would an ultrasound and a transvaginal ultrasound still miss signs of ovarian cancer?
6 doctors weighed in

Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Almost all test and imaging studies have false positive and false negative results.
Early ovarian cancer is particularly difficult to detect as the normal ovary often has cystic changes and varies in size during the reproductive period. Having said that, transvaginal ultrasound is a useful and perhaps the best test for detecting ovarian cancer.

In brief: Yes
Almost all test and imaging studies have false positive and false negative results.
Early ovarian cancer is particularly difficult to detect as the normal ovary often has cystic changes and varies in size during the reproductive period. Having said that, transvaginal ultrasound is a useful and perhaps the best test for detecting ovarian cancer.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Miguel Cano
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Unfortunately Yes
Us cannot DX ovarian cancer, simply show signs which may be associated with it.
Us may show thickened cyst walls, nodules, septations, or abnormal blood vessels. However, even with tumor markers, ovarian cancer remains a tissue diagnosis & a biopsy/surgery is needed for diagnosis. Even with today's technology, we do not have reliable tests to catch early ovarian cancer. D/w md if you have risks.

In brief: Unfortunately Yes
Us cannot DX ovarian cancer, simply show signs which may be associated with it.
Us may show thickened cyst walls, nodules, septations, or abnormal blood vessels. However, even with tumor markers, ovarian cancer remains a tissue diagnosis & a biopsy/surgery is needed for diagnosis. Even with today's technology, we do not have reliable tests to catch early ovarian cancer. D/w md if you have risks.
Dr. Miguel Cano
Dr. Miguel Cano
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