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If you have late stage uterine cancer, can doctors see a mass on transvaginal ultrasound?
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Dr. Richard Orr
Surgery - Oncology
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In brief: Not neccessarily
Transvaginal ultrasound does not evaluate the lymph nodes in the abdomen (iliac and paraaortic) nor the upper abdomen.
So if the cancer has spread to any of these places (or lungs), it will not be seen on transvaginal ultrasound.

In brief: Not neccessarily
Transvaginal ultrasound does not evaluate the lymph nodes in the abdomen (iliac and paraaortic) nor the upper abdomen.
So if the cancer has spread to any of these places (or lungs), it will not be seen on transvaginal ultrasound.
Dr. Richard Orr
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Dr. Joseph Maklansky
A staging CT scan should be done
Dr. John Geisler
Gynecology - Oncology
In brief: Endometrial cancer
Endometrial cancer is usually diagnosed by an endometrial biopsy or d&c.
An extra-uterine mass may be an ovary or ovarian mass. An intra-uterine mass can be a polyp, fibroid, or rarely cancer.

In brief: Endometrial cancer
Endometrial cancer is usually diagnosed by an endometrial biopsy or d&c.
An extra-uterine mass may be an ovary or ovarian mass. An intra-uterine mass can be a polyp, fibroid, or rarely cancer.
Dr. John Geisler
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