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How accurate is trans vaginal ultrasound for early detection of ovarian cancer?
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Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology
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In brief: Apparently, very.
Statistics for this are hard to come by, but this is an essential part, along with physical exam, and blood test (for ca-125), of the initial workup.
Patients can be asymptomatic, and physical exam can be negative. An ultrasound is likely to find suspect areas that the other tests can fail to pick up. High ca-125 can be seen in other conditions. Surgery is probably the most specific procedure.

In brief: Apparently, very.
Statistics for this are hard to come by, but this is an essential part, along with physical exam, and blood test (for ca-125), of the initial workup.
Patients can be asymptomatic, and physical exam can be negative. An ultrasound is likely to find suspect areas that the other tests can fail to pick up. High ca-125 can be seen in other conditions. Surgery is probably the most specific procedure.
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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Obstetrics & Gynecology
In brief: Fair
Ovarian cancer is best detected via a md pelvic exam, a ca-125 blood test , ultrasound if needed and a possible ovarioan biopsy.
. A good history should be taken for symptoms as ovarian cancer is difficult to detect with any one modality. Ultrasound is only one ausxiliary means for ovarian cancer detection.

In brief: Fair
Ovarian cancer is best detected via a md pelvic exam, a ca-125 blood test , ultrasound if needed and a possible ovarioan biopsy.
. A good history should be taken for symptoms as ovarian cancer is difficult to detect with any one modality. Ultrasound is only one ausxiliary means for ovarian cancer detection.
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