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Can transvaginal ultrasound be used for early detection of ovarian cancer?

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Dr. Richard Orr
Surgery - Oncology
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In brief: Sometimes

It is not a good screening test for the average woman.
However, some centers recommend aggressive screening for women with significant family history of ovarian cancer or genetic related issues. In those few cases, screening with vaginal ultrasound and ca-125 blood tests may be helpful. (but unfortunately, these tests are no where near as sensitive as colonoscopy screening for colorectal polyps.

In brief: Sometimes

It is not a good screening test for the average woman.
However, some centers recommend aggressive screening for women with significant family history of ovarian cancer or genetic related issues. In those few cases, screening with vaginal ultrasound and ca-125 blood tests may be helpful. (but unfortunately, these tests are no where near as sensitive as colonoscopy screening for colorectal polyps.
Dr. Richard Orr
Dr. Richard Orr
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In brief: Not recommended

In 2012, the uspstf reaffirmed it's recommendation against screening for ovarian cancer with blood testing or ultrasound as neither have been shown in studies to reduce the number of ovarian cancer deaths.
In fact, screening leads to important harms in women who undergo unnecessary surgical procedures for benign findings. Us can identify suspicious ovarian masses in symptomatic women.

In brief: Not recommended

In 2012, the uspstf reaffirmed it's recommendation against screening for ovarian cancer with blood testing or ultrasound as neither have been shown in studies to reduce the number of ovarian cancer deaths.
In fact, screening leads to important harms in women who undergo unnecessary surgical procedures for benign findings. Us can identify suspicious ovarian masses in symptomatic women.
Dr. Justin Buchanan
Dr. Justin Buchanan
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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: Yes

It can be used for early detection, but sometimes finds things that are not cancerous, or even dangerous.
This can lead to more, and sometimes more invasive, testing.

In brief: Yes

It can be used for early detection, but sometimes finds things that are not cancerous, or even dangerous.
This can lead to more, and sometimes more invasive, testing.
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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