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Ovarian Cancer Ultrasound

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Last Updated: 18 January 2022

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Only about 20 percentage of ovarian cancers are found at early stage. When Ovarian Cancer is found early, 94 percentage of patients live longer than 5 years after diagnosis. Ways To find Ovarian Cancer Early Regular Women's Health exams pelvic exam, health care professional feels ovaries and uterus for size, shape, and consistency. Pelvic Exam Can Be Useful Because It Can Find Some Female Cancers At Early Stage, But Most Early Ovarian Tumors Are Difficult Or Impossible To Feel. Pelvic exams may, help find other cancers or female conditions. Women should discuss need for these exams with their doctor. Screening tests used for cervical cancer, such Pap test or HPV test, are effective tests for Ovarian Cancer. Rarely, ovarian cancers are found through Pap tests, but usually they are at advanced stage. See doctor you have symptoms. Early cancers of often cause no symptoms. Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer can also be caused other, less serious conditions. By time Ovarian Cancer is considered AS possible cause of symptoms, it usually has already spread. Also, some types of Cancer can rapidly spread to nearby organs. Prompt attention to symptoms may improve odds of early diagnosis and successful treatment. If you have symptoms similar to those of Ovarian Cancer almost daily for more than few weeks, report them right away to your health care professional. Screening tests For Ovarian Cancer Screening and exams are used to detect disease, like cancer, in people who do have any symptoms. There has been lot of research to develop screening test for Ovarian Cancer, but there hasnt been much success so far. 2 tests used most often to screen for Ovarian Cancer transvaginal Ultrasound and CA - 125 blood test. Tvus is test that uses sound waves to look at uterus, Fallopian tubes, and ovaries by putting Ultrasound wand into vagina. It can help find mass in ovary, but it can't actually tell if mass is cancer or benign. When it is used for screening, most of found are not cancer. CA - 125 Blood Test Measures Amount Of Protein Called CA - 125 In Blood. Many women with Ovarian have high levels of CA - 125. This test can be useful AS tumor marker to help guide treatment in women known to have Ovarian Cancer, because high levels often go down if treatment is working. But checking CA - 125 levels has not found to be AS useful AS screening test for Ovarian Cancer. Problem With Using This Test For Ovarian Cancer Screening Is That High Levels Of CA - 125 Are More Often Caused By Common Conditions Such AS Endometriosis And Pelvic Inflammatory Disease. Also, not everyone who has Ovarian Cancer has high CA - 125 level.

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Ovarian Cancer

After our doctors carefully review your medical history and your familial risk of developing Ovarian Cancer, and complete pelvic exam, they will conduct combination of biopsies and imaging tests. Results from these tests are reviewed regularly by dedicated gynecology team of surgeons, medical oncologists, and radiation oncologists at weekly tumor board meeting. This team will determine best course of treatment specific to your type of Ovarian Cancer. There is no standard Screening Test to Ovarian Cancer. Diagnosis of Ovarian Cancer begins with pelvic exam with your doctor, which can be helpful in identifying mass on either side of uterus. Transvaginal Ultrasound: procedure in which high - energy sound waves bounce off internal tissues or organs, such as vagina, uterus, fallopian tubes, and bladder. Wave echoes form picture of body called sonogram. Blood Test: Test to measure substance in blood called CA - 125. This test is used monitor progress of treatment. Ct Scan and Surgery: When presence of Ovarian Cancer is detect, CT Scan or another radiologic procedure is performed to determine extent of disease. If disease appears resectable, surgery is performed to make definitive diagnosis and remove tumor. If disease does not appear to be resectable, biopsy is performed to make definitive diagnosis and determine course of treatment.

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Inherited gene mutations

Up to 20 percent of Ovarian, fallopian Tube, and peritoneal cancers are caused by inherited gene mutations, such BRCA1 and BRCA2 Genes and Lynch Syndrome Genes. Genetic testing can detect these mutated genes for members with high risk of Ovarian Cancer. Detecting mutated gene does not that you will develop cancer, or that cancer is currently present. Learning whether or not you carry genetic mutation may influence how, how often, and when you and your begin cancer screenings. In some cases, in patients who do not wish to have more children, removing fallopian tubes and ovaries will significantly reduce risk of eventually developing Ovarian or fallopian Tube Cancer. In these cases, tubes ovaries are carefully examined by pathologists who are experts in detecting early cancers. If you or your doctor thinks you are at high risk of developing Ovarian Cancer, Cancer Genetics and Prevention Program at Dana - Farber can create personalized program to accurately estimate your risk and work with you together with your physicians and nurse practitioners to lower your risk as much as possible.

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