What is fallopian tube cancer?
Fallopian tubes are part of a women’s reproductive system. They are two slender tubes which eggs pass through from an ovary to the uterus. Fallopian tube cancer is very rare. Only about 1-2% of all reproductive cancers in women start in the fallopian tubes.
Normally, cells in the body will grow and divide to replace old or damaged cells. This growth is usually precise. Once enough cells are produced to replace the old ones, normal cells stop dividing. Tumors occur when there is an error and cells continue to grow uncontrollably. With fallopian tube cancer, a tumor begins from cells of the inner walls of a fallopian tube.
Fallopian tube cancer is treatable. Successful treatment of fallopian tube cancer depends on age, stage and location of cancer and other factors.