Ovarian Cancer tests
Ovarian Cancer

Tests could include:

  • A pelvic exam is a doctor's visual and physical examination of a woman's sexual and reproductive organs.
  • Abdominal CT scans are used when a doctor suspects that something is be wrong in the abdominal area but can't find the specifics through a physical examination.
  • In some cases, your doctor may decide that he or she needs a sample of your tissue or your cells to help diagnose an illness or identify a cancer. This removal of tissue or cells is called a biopsy. While a biopsy may sound scary, it's important t...
  • Test and diagnose prostate cancer with a prostate biopsy, a urinanalysis, a digital rectal examination or a physical exam. Learn more!
  • Cancer antigen 125 (or "CA-125") is a protein found in ovarian cancer cells. The protein is produced by the cells and is also found in the blood. The CA-125 blood test is used to measure the amount of CA-125 protein in the bloodstream. Measurement...
  • Ultrasound tests use high-frequency sound waves to allow doctors to see your internal organs. The sound waves bounce off your organs, creating images of their structures.
  • An MRI scan uses magnets and radio waves to capture images inside the body without making an incision. It allows the doctor to see the soft tissues of the body.
  • A complete blood count, or CBC, measures several components of your blood and can help diagnose a broad range of conditions, from anemia and to cancer.
  • An ultrasound scan is a medical test that uses high-frequency sound waves to capture live images from the inside of your body. The technology is similar to that used by sonar and radar, which help the military detect planes and ships. An ultrasoun...
  • Laparoscopy is a type of surgery. As a diagnostic procedure, it is used to examine the organs inside your abdomen. This is also referred to as a diagnostic laparoscopy. Laparoscopy is a minimally invasive procedure. Only small incisions are made. ...
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