Why is ultrasound used to diagnose ovarian cancer?

Why is ultrasound used as the scan of choice to diagnose ovarian cancer as opposed to other types of scan such as a  MRI or CT scan?

What are possible screening options as I believe I am 'at risk'?

Both my mother and grandmother died from ovarian cancer - my mother was in her early 40s. I am now 36 and I I believe I am in an 'at risk' category. My aunt, who is now in her 50s, has regular screening for ovarian cancer following my mother's death, however as I was only 25 I was not offered this.

Following from my mother's death I visited the family cancer clinic and as there was not...

I read recently that research has shown the use of HRT can increase the risk of ovarian cancer.

I read recently that research has shown the use of HRT can increase the risk of ovarian cancer. Does this issue refer also to the use of vagifem, the HRT tablet which I take vaginally for a bladder problem? I am 66 years old and was a member of the UKTOCCS research.

How can we get early diagnosis unless there is universal screening?

Symptoms of ovarian cancer are often the same symptoms that a menopausal woman may have so how can we get early diagnosis unless there is universal screening?

Do we need a national registry to track ovarian cancer symptoms?

Would it be beneficial to have a national registry of when women with ovarian cancer first start noticing symptoms? Current stats only report the age which many women are diagnosed, but noting when symptoms start might prevent women being dismissed as ‘too young’ to have ovarian cancer.

Do we need a national registry to track ovarian cancer symptoms?

Would it be beneficial to have a national registry of when women with ovarian cancer first start noticing symptoms? Current stats only report the age which many women are diagnosed, but noting when symptoms start might prevent women being dismissed as ‘too young’ to have ovarian cancer.

Why are ultrasound scans not used first for ovarian cancer screening?

Why is general screening for early ovarian tumours identification by ultrasound not performed? (ie to find tumours before CA125 is secreted)