Can ovarian or endometrial cancer be detected on a sonogram?

Not diagnostic. The only way to diagnose either of these cancers is by biopsy. Ultrasound findings and symptoms may lead to increased suspicion and further diagnostic testing. Ultrasound in the hands of a skilled practitioner can be an important screening tool.
Maybe. A transvaginal pelvic ultrasound allows radiologists to evaluate the ovaries and endometrium. Ovarian cancer has a varied appearance and may present as a cystic and/or solid mass with or without ascites (fluid in the pelvis). Endometrial cancer may present as thickening of the endometrium or a mass.
Gyn cancer. Both cancers can be suspected but not definitively diagnosed on ultrasound (sonogram).

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Can endometrial cancer be detected on a sonogram or mri?

Ultrasound. Transvaginal ultrasound to evaluate the endometrial thickness in women with postmenopausal bleeding is increasingly used to detect endometrial cancer. Hysteroscopy can be used to directly visualize the uterine cavity, including tumors, and makes possible cell samples with minimal damage to the endometrium. Read more...
Yes, both. Pelvic ultrasound is by far the most common way to evaluate the endometrium. Mri can also evaluate the endometrium but is a much more involved and expensive test. Read more...

I had a total hysterectomy 3 weeks ago for early stage endometrial cancer, the surgeon also found an ovarian cyst. Is this likely to be cancerous?

Possible. It's certainly possible that your cyst is malignant but not likely. The vast majority of ovarian cysts are benign. If you had the cyst removed, a pathology report would have been generated and will have the information you seek. Best of luck. Read more...

Can endometrial cancer look like adenomyosis on ultrasound?

Possibly. Endometrial cancer in the early stages can appear as a widened endometrial strip on ultrasound. This can mimic adenomyosis. If there is bleeding, this should be evaluated by a gynecologist and perhaps with a d&c. Read more...

Can a vaginal ultrasound see uterus and endometrial cancer?

Not technically. A transvaginal ultrasound is a great test to visualize the uterus and it can show a thickened uterine lining, which can be associated with endometrial cancer but not always as there are other causes of a thickened endometrial lining. The only way to accurately diagnose endometrial cancer is with an endometrial biopsy or a D&C. An US alone cannot be used to diagnose endometrial cancer. . Read more...
TransVaginalUltraso. You mean Transvaginal Ultrasoundthat uses high frequency sound waves to create images of your internal organs.This will detect abnormalities in uterus,fallopian tubes,ovaries and vagina.Transvaginal means through the vagina.It can see images of uterus and detect Endometrial Cancer. Read more...