Fallopian Tube Cancer

Giggles Hospital’s Compassionate Care for Fallopian Tube Cancer Patients

The fallopian tubes connect the ovaries and uterus in women, serving as the site for the development of fallopian tube cancer. Each month, an ovary releases a single egg into the fallopian tube. The egg may either be fertilized by sperm or expelled from the body during the menstrual cycle. While rare, cases of fallopian tube cancer do occur, accounting for just 1% of all female reproductive cancers. However, it is more common for cancer to originate from other areas, such as the ovaries or endometrium and spread to the fallopian tubes, rather than starting directly in the tubes.

Fallopian tube cancer typically affects females between 50 and 60, while it can occur at any age. It is more common in Caucasian women with few or no children. 

Cause of Fallopian Tube cancer  

Fallopian tube cancer’s specific cause is unknown. You might be more likely to have it if you – 

  • Never had children 
  • Never had a child breastfed 
  • Never used contraceptives (pills) 
  • Postmenopause 

If you inherit a change (mutation) to the BRCA gene, which increases the risk of ovarian and breast cancers, you are more likely to get fallopian tube cancer. 

Symptoms of Fallopian Tube Cancer  

Fallopian tube cancer symptoms can be hazy and simple to ignore. You should speak with a healthcare provider if you observe a change in your health, especially if you have risk factors for cancer. Ovarian/fallopian tube cancer symptoms and warning indications may include: 

  • Pelvic or abdominal pain
  • Difficulty eating or feeling full quickly
  • Fatigue, an upset stomach
  • Menstrual irregularities
  • Abdominal bloating
  • Indigestion
  • Back pain
  • Pain during sexual activity
  • Constipation
  • Frequent urination
  • Swelling in the pelvis or abdomen
  • Vaginal discharge that might be clear, white, or tinged with blood

While these symptoms may occur frequently in many individuals, it’s important to note that they can be caused by conditions unrelated to ovarian cancer. However, it’s critical for an individual to recognize these symptoms if they start and differ from what their bodies are used to. Anyone experiencing the aforementioned signs consistently for longer than a few weeks should consult a gynecologist or primary care physician. 

Diagnosis of Fallopian Tube Cancer  

Diagnosis of fallopian tube cancer involves a range of tests, although not all of them are performed on every individual. The following are the tests commonly used to detect ovarian or fallopian tube cancer:

  • Abdominal-Pelvic Examination
  • Blood tests/CA-125 Assay
  • Transvaginal Ultrasound
  • Computed Tomography (CT) Scan
  • Positron emission tomography (PET) or PET-CT scan
  • Biopsy
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

Treatment of Fallopian Tube Cancer at Best Women And Children Hospital in Kukatpally

The stage of the cancer determines the appropriate course of treatment. Treatments include –


The initial line of treatment for fallopian tube cancer is surgery. 

During surgery, the surgeon will take abnormal tissue samples from various areas of the pelvis, abdomen, lymph nodes, and fallopian tubes. These samples are subsequently examined in a lab setting to determine whether the cancer has spread. Surgery staging refers to this procedure’s first stage. 


Chemotherapy kills cancer cells by using anticancer (cytotoxic) medications. Typically, chemotherapy is administered after surgery to treat fallopian tube cancer. 

Radiation Therapy

High-energy photons or particles are used in radiation treatment to kill cancer cells. Treatment for fallopian tube cancer is incredibly uncommon. 

Why Choose Giggles Hospitals?

Fallopian tube cancer can have various causes, underscoring the importance of consulting a doctor when experiencing even minor discomfort. Giggles Hospitals for Gynecology Hospitals provides excellent care and treatment, with a team of expert professionals who will address your concerns and assist you in combating the condition.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Fallopian tube cancer is very rare, and only 1 percent of the reproductive cancers start in the fallopian tube. Hence, it is treatable. 

The cancer is only in the ovaries or fallopian tubes during stage 1. The cancer is only inside 1 ovary or fallopian tube. Thus, no cancer is found outside the fallopian tube. 

The survival rate of people with fallopian tube cancer is 93%, if diagnosed and treated early.

Women between the age of 50 to 60 are at greater risk of developing fallopian tube cancer.

Ovarian or fallopian tube cancer can grow fast and can progress from early stages to advanced stages within a year.