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Will an HSG show any ovarian or uterine cancer?

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Dr. Jane Van Dis
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Possible

A hystosalpingogram is an x-ray taken while radioactive dye is pushed through the uterus.
It is definitely not a screening exam for either uterine or ovarian cancer. However, if your radiologist or physician were to see an abnormality on the exam, they would report/investigate the lesion. If you're worried about these cancers, talk to your doctor about your risk factors.

In brief: Possible

A hystosalpingogram is an x-ray taken while radioactive dye is pushed through the uterus.
It is definitely not a screening exam for either uterine or ovarian cancer. However, if your radiologist or physician were to see an abnormality on the exam, they would report/investigate the lesion. If you're worried about these cancers, talk to your doctor about your risk factors.
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Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine

In brief: Not its main job

It primarily provides a structural road MAP of the pathway within your uterus (hystero-) and fallopian tubes (salpingo-).
Ultrasound or ct scan are better modalities for looking for solid organ (/extra-luminal) abnormalities.

In brief: Not its main job

It primarily provides a structural road MAP of the pathway within your uterus (hystero-) and fallopian tubes (salpingo-).
Ultrasound or ct scan are better modalities for looking for solid organ (/extra-luminal) abnormalities.
Dr. Donald Alves
Dr. Donald Alves
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