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Is there a way that doctors diagnose ovarian cancer?
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Dr. Paul Hartlaub
Preventive Medicine
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In brief: Yes. Biopsy.
Doctors look for ovarian cancer with tests such as pelvic exams, ultrasounds, or a blood test called ca-125.
Unfortunately, though, these tests can miss cancers or be positive when there actually is no cancer (false positive). The final diagnosis, then, needs to be made by looking at pieces of the ovary in question under a microscope - this is called a biopsy.

In brief: Yes. Biopsy.
Doctors look for ovarian cancer with tests such as pelvic exams, ultrasounds, or a blood test called ca-125.
Unfortunately, though, these tests can miss cancers or be positive when there actually is no cancer (false positive). The final diagnosis, then, needs to be made by looking at pieces of the ovary in question under a microscope - this is called a biopsy.
Dr. Paul Hartlaub
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Dr. John Geisler
Gynecology - Oncology
In brief: Ovarian cancer
Ovarian cancer is best diagnosed at the time of surgery by a gynecologic oncologist.

In brief: Ovarian cancer
Ovarian cancer is best diagnosed at the time of surgery by a gynecologic oncologist.
Dr. John Geisler
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