Fallopian Tube Cancer

Fallopian tube cancer is a rare form of cancer that accounts for 1% - 2% of all gynecologic cancers. It is more common for cancer to spread from other parts of the body than for the cancer to originate in the fallopian tubes. Because fallopian tube cancer is so rare, little is known about the cause, although it is possible genetics play a role. Symptoms of fallopian tube cancer are vague, and resemble typically those of more common conditions.

Symptoms include:

  • Abnormal vaginal bleeding
  • Pain or pressure in the pelvis
  • Pelvic mass
  • Abnormal vaginal discharge

Fallopian tube cancer is typically treated with surgery, and is then followed by chemotherapy to remove any remnants of the disease. Surgery may involve the removal of the uterus, fallopian tubes and ovaries.

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