Fallopian tube cancer initiates in the fallopian tubes. The fallopian tubes are the hollow tubular structures which join the ovaries with the uterus. An ovary discharges one egg into the fallopian tube every month. Usually the ova or egg gets fertilized by sperm, or it is removed from the body during menstruation. Fallopian tube cancer is a rare gynecological cancer. The good news is it can be treatable. After the diagnosis, the doctor can help you to understand the various treatment options available. The reason behind what causes this cancer is still unknown yet there is a high possibility of this type of cancer for women who have:
Fallopian Tube Cancer Surgery is the main treatment for fallopian tube. The kind of surgery depends on the stage of cancer i.e. its size and the areas affected. The commonest surgical intervention is called ‘Salpingo-oophorectomy’. This surgery helps in the removal of one or both damaged or blocked fallopian tubes and ovaries. It is mainly used to treat early stages of cancer.
As for the fallopian tube cancer survival rate, women below 45 years is around 77% while for women above the age of 75, it is around 20%.
One can get chemotherapy after this surgery to wipe out any cancer cells left behind. Chemotherapy uses medications to kill the cancer cells and prevent their growth.
Fallopian tube cancer treatment in India typically costs $3,000 – 4,000.
In case of fallopian tube cancer treatment, most women are required to stay in the hospital for 3 to 7 days post the surgery. Usually the doctor can advise further stay based on the patient’s condition.
The symptoms of fallopian tube cancer include:
Following are some of the common indications for the fallopian tube cancer treatment:
These are a few complications which can be seen in patient’s post the surgery:
Usually the doctors advise a few do’s and don’ts and regular follow-ups after the surgery. The patient needs to follow these recommendations for a speedy and healthy recovery.
Avoid taking over the counter medications or painkillers in case of vaginal pain.