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Fallopian Tube Cancer Treatment

Our Treatment Approach

The specialists at MD Anderson treat more women with Fallopian tube cancer than most oncologists in the United States. This extraordinary level of experience gives us greater expertise in treating Fallopian tube cancer.

At MD Anderson, some of the nation’s top experts in Fallopian tube cancer focus their attention on you, planning and personalizing each aspect of your care for your unique situation. These renowned specialists work in teams, constantly communicating and collaborating, to give you the most-advanced treatment with the least impact on your body. 

Surgery is a Key Treatment

Fallopian tube cancer treatment usually includes surgery. Like all surgeries, Fallopian tube cancer surgery is most successful when done by a specialist with a great deal of experience in the procedure.

MD Anderson surgeons are among the most skilled and recognized in the world. They perform a number of surgeries for Fallopian tube cancer each year, using the least-invasive and most-advanced techniques. Minimally invasive laparoscopic procedures are good options for some women with Fallopian tube cancer.

And we’re always looking for newer, safer and more-advanced Fallopian tube cancer treatments. Since Fallopian tube cancer is like ovarian tube cancer in some ways, many of our ovarian cancer clinical trials are open to women with Fallopian tube cancer. Because we have one of the most active ovarian cancer research programs in the nation, this often opens new possibilities for women with Fallopian tube cancer.

If you have been diagnosed with Fallopian tube cancer, we’re here to help. Call 1-877-632-6789 to make an appointment or request an appointment online.

Why Choose MD Anderson?

  • High level of experience with fallopian tube cancer
  • Latest, most advanced treatments for fallopian tube cancer, including minimally invasive surgery
  • Highly experienced, skilled surgeons
  • Genetic testing for women at high risk of fallopian cancer
  • Range of clinical trials of new fallopian tube cancer treatments

Fallopian Tube Cancer Knowledge Center

Treatment at MD Anderson

Fallopian tube cancer is treated in our: 

Gynecologic Oncology Center by our expert team

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Our Fallopian Tube Cancer Treatments

If you are diagnosed with Fallopian tube cancer, your doctor will discuss the best options to treat it. This depends on several things, including the size, location and stage of the tumor, your age, overall health and desire to have children. 

One or more of the following therapies may be used to treat Fallopian tube cancer or help relieve symptoms.

Surgery

Surgery, followed by chemotherapy, is the main treatment for Fallopian tube cancer. The type of surgery depends on the stage of the tumor. Surgery to treat the cancer may be done during the same operation as the biopsy.

The Fallopian tubes, ovaries, uterus and cervix, as well as nearby lymph nodes, usually are removed. Sometimes the surgery can be minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery.

Chemotherapy

MD Anderson offers the most up-to-date and advanced chemotherapy options. For Fallopian tube cancer, chemotherapy usually is given after surgery.

Radiation Therapy

Radiation therapy usually is not used to treat Fallopian tube cancer. But it may be used to help you feel better if the cancer cannot be treated. Sometimes it is given after surgery and chemotherapy.

Our Fallopian Tube Cancer Clinical Trials

Because of its status as one of the world’s top cancer centers, MD Anderson participates in many clinical trials (research studies). Sometimes they are your best option for treatment. Other times, they help researchers learn how to treat cancer and improve the future of cancer treatment.

Women with Fallopian tube cancer may be able to join clinical trials for ovarian cancer patients. MD Anderson has one of the top ovarian cancer research  programs in the nation.

To find out more about clinical trials at MD Anderson for Fallopian tube cancer, visit our Clinical Trials database or speak to your doctor.


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