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What is fallopian tube cancer?

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Fallopian tube cancer starts in the fallopian tubes, which connect a woman's ovaries to her uterus. Each month, an ovary releases one egg into the fallopian tube. The egg either gets fertilized by sperm, or it passes out of the body during a menstrual period.

Fallopian tube cancer is very rare. Only about 1% of all reproductive cancers in women start in the fallopian tubes.

This type of cancer is treatable. If you're diagnosed with it, your doctor can help you understand your options.

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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