Fallopian tube cancer treatment usually includes surgery, which is most successful when done by a specialist with a great deal of experience in treating this rare cancer.
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.
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.
Fallopian Tube 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.
MD Anderson offers the most up-to-date and advanced chemotherapy options. For Fallopian tube cancer, chemotherapy usually is given after surgery.
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.