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How is ovarian cancer detected?
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Dr. Ray Holt
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: A few ways
Often it's asymptomatic until it's well advanced.
If there's any early symptoms it's going to be vague ones that ladies are plagued with anyway like bloating and pelvic pain and bladder irritation. Testing 1st involves a pelvic exam (a small mass will be hard to feel), an ultrasound, possibly an MRI. A ca125 is a blood test that's usually elevated in ovarian cancer, but other things elevate it too.

In brief: A few ways
Often it's asymptomatic until it's well advanced.
If there's any early symptoms it's going to be vague ones that ladies are plagued with anyway like bloating and pelvic pain and bladder irritation. Testing 1st involves a pelvic exam (a small mass will be hard to feel), an ultrasound, possibly an MRI. A ca125 is a blood test that's usually elevated in ovarian cancer, but other things elevate it too.
Dr. Ray Holt
Dr. Ray Holt
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Dr. John Geisler
Gynecology - Oncology
In brief: Ovarian cancer
Ovarian cancer is often found because a patient has persistent complaints of pain, bloating, urinary urgency or discomfort.
There is no screening test. If a mass is found and a patient has an elevated ca 125 or a family history o breast or ovarian cancer, the patient is referred to a gynecologic oncologist for surgery.

In brief: Ovarian cancer
Ovarian cancer is often found because a patient has persistent complaints of pain, bloating, urinary urgency or discomfort.
There is no screening test. If a mass is found and a patient has an elevated ca 125 or a family history o breast or ovarian cancer, the patient is referred to a gynecologic oncologist for surgery.
Dr. John Geisler
Dr. John Geisler
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