Procedure for Fallopian Tube Cancer


What is Fallopian Tube Cancer?

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:

  • Never conceived or given birth
  • Never breastfed one’s child
  • Never used contraceptive pills or birth control pills

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.

Approximate Cost of Fallopian Tube Cancer Treatment in India

Fallopian tube cancer treatment in India typically costs $3,000 – 4,000.

What is the Average Length of Stay for Blocked Fallopian Tube Cancer Treatment?

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.

Fallopian Tube Cancer Symptoms

The symptoms of fallopian tube cancer include:

  • Bleeding from the vagina
  • White or pink discharge from the vagina
  • Pain in the lower abdomen
  • Swelling in the lower abdomen

Indications for Fallopian Tube Cancer Treatment

Following are some of the common indications for the fallopian tube cancer treatment:

  • Infertility in young females
  • Urinary problems related to urgency and frequency
  • Dull aching pain in lower abdomen
  • Irregular menstrual cycle
  • Abdominal bloating

Fallopian Tube Cancer Complications

These are a few complications which can be seen in patient’s post the surgery:

  • Infection
  • Bleeding
  • Damage to other organs
  • Blood clotting
  • Scarring or small bowel obstruction
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Anxiety
  • Premature menopause
  • Decreased sex drive
  • Depression
  • Inability to conceive

Post discharge care/Rehabilitation information

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.

Dos and Don’ts

  • Do not stress yourself both mentally and physically.
  • Take adequate rest.
  • Do not indulge in sexual activities for few months.
  • Do keep a check on your body.
  • Do not climb stairs at least for 2 to 3 weeks.
  • Do not use tampons.
  • Do not insert anything into your vagina unless and until it is prescribed by the doctor.

Regular Follow Up

  1. It is recommended that one should go for a follow-up visit as per the doctor.
  2. There are no physical restrictions on activity after surgery. One can walk, climb stairs, lift, or exercise in a normal way after 5 to 6 weeks of surgery.
  3. In the event of any medical complication, kindly seek immediate medical attention immediately.

Taking Medication as Prescribed

Avoid taking over the counter medications or painkillers in case of vaginal pain.

Dietary and Lifestyle Advice to be Followed

  • Make healthier choices of food and other items.
  • Avoid alcohol intake.
  • Eating right after cancer treatment
  • Plan for physical activity as needed.
  • Remember exercise can help in maintaining both physical as well as emotional health.

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