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What causes fallopian tube cancer?

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Doctors don't know exactly why fallopian tube cancer happens. One theory is that long-lasting infections of the reproductive tract might trigger this cancer. But this hasn't been proved.

From: What Is Fallopian Tube Cancer? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Cancer.net: "Caring for the Symptoms of Cancer and its Treatment."

Cancer Research UK: "Fallopian tube cancer."

MD Anderson Cancer Center: "Fallopian Tube Cancer."

OncoLink: "All About Fallopian Tube Cancer."

Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance: "Fertility and Fertility Preservation."

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on August 09, 2017

SOURCES:

Cancer.net: "Caring for the Symptoms of Cancer and its Treatment."

Cancer Research UK: "Fallopian tube cancer."

MD Anderson Cancer Center: "Fallopian Tube Cancer."

OncoLink: "All About Fallopian Tube Cancer."

Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance: "Fertility and Fertility Preservation."

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on August 09, 2017

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