Fallopian tube cancer
What is fallopian tube cancer?
– When a normal fallopian tube cell changes into an abnormal one and begins to multiply without control, fallopian tube cancer occurs. Since it does not give any symptoms at the beginning of its growth, the growing one also passes to the ovary (they become physiologically next to each other) and finally we do not distinguish it from ovarian cancer.
What are the symptoms of fallopian tube cancer?
– In the early stages of growth, fallopian tube cancer usually shows no symptoms. One of the rare symptoms that can give in the beginning is scanty irregular bleeding between menstruations or bleeding after menopause. Increased abdominal circumference, a feeling of bloating and sometimes abdominal pain, frequent urination, problems with bowel emptying are symptoms of enlarged cancer. These symptoms can be caused by some other diseases, but if you notice them, contact us for an examination or online consultation.
Is there a test to detect fallopian tube cancer?
– Yes, there are tests to detect fallopian tube cancer, but there is no screening test. If we suspect that you have fallopian tube cancer, we will look for some of the following tests:
- Papa test
- Ultrasound, CT, MR examinations (imaging examinations)
- Blood tests – Tumor markers such as CA 125
- Surgery – the only way to know for sure if a woman has ovarian cancer.
What is cancer staging?
– Determining how far the cancer has spread.
How is fallopian tube cancer treated?
– For most women, cancer removal surgery is the first part of treatment. Further treatment will depend mainly on the stage of the cancer and other medical problems of the woman. Some women will not need further treatment, while some will need chemotherapy. Chemotherapy is a medical term for drugs that kill cancer cells or stop them from growing.
What happens after treatment?
– Treatment is followed by monitoring. You will come for check-ups at certain intervals in order to check if the cancer is coming back. Tests usually include blood tests and imaging tests.
What happens if the cancer comes back or spreads?
– If the cancer comes back or spreads, you may have more surgery or chemotherapy. It is also possible that you will use a drug called targeted therapy, which can prevent the growth of cancer.