Understanding Your Diagnosis
Ovarian Cancer: Diagnosis
If your healthcare provider thinks you might have ovarian cancer, you will need certain exams and tests to be sure. Learn about these tests.
A pelvic ultrasound is a scan that looks at the organs and structures in your pelvic area. Ultrasound uses a device called a transducer to send out sound waves that are too high to be heard. The transducer sends the sound waves through your skin and other body tissues to the organs and structures within. The sound waves bounce off the organs like an echo and return to the transducer. The transducer picks up the reflected waves. These are changed into a picture of the organs.
Ovarian Cancer: Stages
The stage of a cancer is how much and how far the cancer has spread in your body. Learn about the stages of ovarian cancer.
Ovarian Cancer: Tests After Diagnosis
If initial tests and exams strongly suggest that you have ovarian cancer, you’ll likely have other tests. These tests help your healthcare providers learn more about your cancer.