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Which surgeries treat fallopian tube cancer?

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Surgery is the main treatment for fallopian tube cancer. Which type of surgery you get depends on the stage of your cancer -- its size and where it has spread.

Salpingo-oophorectomy removes one or both fallopian tubes and ovaries. Total hysterectomyremoves the uterus, ovaries, and fallopian tubes.

You may get chemotherapy after surgery to destroy any cancer cells that are left behind.

Sometimes radiation is done before surgery to shrink the tumor and make it easier to remove.

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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