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How can my doctor diagnose ovarian cancer?
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Dr. Anne Rodriguez
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Ovarian cancer test
The best initial test for someone with symptoms of ovarian cancer (bloating, gastrointestinal changes, abdominal pain, urinary symptoms) is a transvaginal pelvic ultrasound.
This test can alert the doctor to the possibility of ovarian cancer. However, the only definitive way to make a diagnosis is with surgery. There is no effective screening test yet for women without symptoms.

In brief: Ovarian cancer test
The best initial test for someone with symptoms of ovarian cancer (bloating, gastrointestinal changes, abdominal pain, urinary symptoms) is a transvaginal pelvic ultrasound.
This test can alert the doctor to the possibility of ovarian cancer. However, the only definitive way to make a diagnosis is with surgery. There is no effective screening test yet for women without symptoms.
Dr. Anne Rodriguez
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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.
A patient suspected of having ovarian cancer is sent to a gyn oncologist. Ovarian cancer is diagnosed by a pathological examination at the time of surgery. The goal of the surgery is to remove all lumps and bumps of disease. Chemotherapy is given if needed.

In brief: Ovarian cancer
Ovarian cancer is best diagnosed at the time of surgery by a gynecologic oncologist.
A patient suspected of having ovarian cancer is sent to a gyn oncologist. Ovarian cancer is diagnosed by a pathological examination at the time of surgery. The goal of the surgery is to remove all lumps and bumps of disease. Chemotherapy is given if needed.
Dr. John Geisler
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Dr. Morton Levitt
Pathology
In brief: Ovarian Cancer
Your gynecologist can perform a simple pelvic exam, pelvic ultrasound, other radiologic imaging studies, lab tests, such as ca-125, pap smear, and other diagnostic studies to rule in or out the presence of an early cancer.
If you are at all concerned, you should make an appointment and discuss options with your doctor.

In brief: Ovarian Cancer
Your gynecologist can perform a simple pelvic exam, pelvic ultrasound, other radiologic imaging studies, lab tests, such as ca-125, pap smear, and other diagnostic studies to rule in or out the presence of an early cancer.
If you are at all concerned, you should make an appointment and discuss options with your doctor.
Dr. Morton Levitt
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