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Can MRI miss ovarian cancer?

Yes possible. Diagnosis of ovarian cancer is a complex process , from family history , to examination by gyn doctor , various preliminary tests , MRI can miss small lesions. Speak to your gyn doctor , and go for regular visits. Read more...

Would an ultrasound and a transvaginal ultrasound still miss signs of ovarian cancer?

Unfortunately Yes. Us cannot DX ovarian cancer, simply show signs which may be associated with it. Us may show thickened cyst walls, nodules, septations, or abnormal blood vessels. However, even with tumor markers, ovarian cancer remains a tissue diagnosis & a biopsy/surgery is needed for diagnosis. Even with today's technology, we do not have reliable tests to catch early ovarian cancer. D/w md if you have risks. Read more...
Yes. Almost all test and imaging studies have false positive and false negative results. Early ovarian cancer is particularly difficult to detect as the normal ovary often has cystic changes and varies in size during the reproductive period. Having said that, transvaginal ultrasound is a useful and perhaps the best test for detecting ovarian cancer. Read more...

Need help when ovarian cancer recurs, what kind (s) of cancer is it most likely to be?

The same cancer. Recurrence means that it's the same cancer that has come back. While it may come back in a different place in the abdomen-- the cell type is the same regardless even if the ovaries are no longer there. A biopsy will show if the recurrence is consistent with the original cancer. Read more...

Is ovarian cancer likely in a 16 year old?

Rare. The ovary has a stromal structure which produces hormone. Occasionally a lesion of the functional part of the ovary can develop but rare. The common ovarian tumors arise from the surface epithelial tissue and are essentially not seen in teens. Read more...

How likely is ovarian cancer in a 16 year old?

Very unlikely. Most ovarian tumors are physiologic or benign; fewer than 5 percent of ovarian cancers occur during the childhood. Read more...

What are the tests for hereditary ovarian cancer?

Ultrasound. Pelvic/transvaginal ultrasound is the best test after a good physical exam for a suspected ovarian cancer of any kind. Read more...
BRCA 1 and 2. BRCA 1 and BRCA 2 account for most cases of hereditary ovarian cancer and can be tested for by a simple blood or saliva test. Using a cancer family history and appropriate genetic testing a customized cancer prevention strategy can be developed for you. Hope this is helpful. Read more...

How likely is ovarian cancer in premenopausal women?

Less under age of 40. Incidence is less in premenopausal woman, but not immune at any age, most common after the age of 40. Read more...