Fallopian Tube Cancer

Common Name(s)

Fallopian Tube Cancer

Fallopian tube cancer is a very rare form of cancer with only 1,500 to 2,000 cases reported each year in the United States. However, a number of cancers start in other parts of the body and spread to the fallopian tubes, called secondary fallopian tube cancers. Some symptoms include abnormal vaginal bleeding, abnormal vaginal discharge, abdominal pain, and feeling a mass in the abdomen (belly) or pelvis. A female pelvic exam can assist in the diagnosis of this condition by evaluating the size and shape of the uterus, vagina, ovaries, fallopian tubes, bladder and rectum. A blood test can also be performed to check the levels of a certain protein called CA125, which may be used to diagnose fallopian tube cancer. Treatment usually involves surgery and chemotherapy, depending on age, desire to have children, and the type and stage of the tumor.

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Fallopian Tube Cancer" returned 57 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Cognitive function during and six months following chemotherapy for front-line treatment of ovarian, primary peritoneal or fallopian tube cancer: An NRG oncology/gynecologic oncology group study.
 

Author(s): Lisa M Hess, Helen Q Huang, Alexandra L Hanlon, William R Robinson, Rhonda Johnson, Setsuko K Chambers, Robert S Mannel, Larry Puls, Susan A Davidson, Michael Method, Shashikant Lele, Laura Havrilesky, Tina Nelson, David S Alberts

Journal: Gynecol. Oncol.. 2015 Dec;139(3):541-5.

 

Changes in cognitive function have been identified in and reported by many cancer survivors. These changes have the potential to impact patient quality of life and functional ability. This prospective longitudinal study was designed to quantify the incidence of change in cognitive ...

Last Updated: 15 Dec 2015

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Fallopian Tube Cancer with Palmar Fibromatosis or Fasciitis without Polyarthritis.
 

Author(s): Shoichi Fukui, Sho Fujiwara, Satomi Kobayashi, Satoshi Kamei, Yasunobu Takizawa, Keigo Setoguchi, Masaya Uno, Nobuaki Funata

Journal: Intern. Med.. 2015 ;54(18):2409-14.

 

A 64-year-old Japanese woman had rapidly progressing bilateral palmar contracture associated with severe pain on both palms over the previous 8 weeks, without a history of arthritis in any joints. We suspected palmar fibromatosis or fasciitis without polyarthritis. Because palmar ...

Last Updated: 15 Sep 2015

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A Phase II clinical trial of pegylated liposomal doxorubicin and carboplatin in Japanese patients with platinum-sensitive recurrent ovarian, fallopian tube or primary peritoneal cancer.
 

Author(s): Toru Nakanishi, Daisuke Aoki, Yoh Watanabe, Yuichi Ando, Naoki Tomotsugu, Yuji Sato, Toshiaki Saito

Journal: Jpn. J. Clin. Oncol.. 2015 May;45(5):422-6.

 

This single-arm Phase II trial was designed to assess the safety and efficacy of pegylated liposomal doxorubicin and carboplatin combination chemotherapy in patients with platinum-sensitive recurrent ovarian cancer.

Last Updated: 29 Apr 2015

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The terms "Fallopian Tube Cancer" returned 5 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

FIGO's staging classification for cancer of the ovary, fallopian tube, and peritoneum: abridged republication.
 

Author(s): Jaime Prat,

Journal: J Gynecol Oncol. 2015 Apr;26(2):87-9.

 

Last Updated: 15 Apr 2015

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Primary fallopian tube cancer: domestic data and up-to-date review.
 

Author(s): Huann-Cheng Horng, Sen-Wen Teng, Ben-Shian Huang, Hsu-Dong Sun, Ming-Shyen Yen, Peng-Hui Wang, Kuan-Hao Tsui, Kuo-Chang Wen, Yi-Jen Chen, Chi-Mu Chuang, Hsiang-Tai Chao, Wen-Hsun Chang

Journal: Taiwan J Obstet Gynecol. 2014 Sep;53(3):287-92.

 

Primary fallopian tube carcinoma (PFTC) is a rare gynecological malignancy with the following characteristics: its preoperative diagnosis is easy to miss or delay because of a lack of specific symptoms and signs; it is difficult to distinguish from serous epithelial ovarian cancer ...

Last Updated: 7 Oct 2014

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The role of the fallopian tube in the origin of ovarian cancer.
 

Author(s): Britt K Erickson, Michael G Conner, Charles N Landen

Journal: Am. J. Obstet. Gynecol.. 2013 Nov;209(5):409-14.

 

Advanced cases of epithelial ovarian, primary peritoneal, and primary tubal malignancies have a relatively poor prognosis and collectively remain the most deadly of all gynecologic malignancies. Although traditionally thought of as one disease process, ongoing research suggests that ...

Last Updated: 11 Nov 2013

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p53 Gene in Treatment of Recurrent Ovarian Epithelial Cancer, Fallopian Tube Cancer, and Primary Peritoneal Cancer
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Ovarian Epithelial Cancer; Fallopian Tube Cancer; Primary Peritoneal Cancer

 

Last Updated: 30 Apr 2015

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Carboplatin and Gemcitabine Hydrochloride With or Without ATR Kinase Inhibitor VX-970 in Treating Patients With Recurrent and Metastatic Ovarian, Primary Peritoneal, or Fallopian Tube Cancer
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: High Grade Ovarian Serous Adenocarcinoma; Ovarian Endometrioid Tumor; Recurrent Fallopian Tube Carcinoma; Recurrent Ovarian Carcinoma; Recurrent Primary Peritoneal Carcinoma; Stage IV Fallopian Tube Cancer; Stage IV Ovarian Cancer; Stage IV Primary Peritoneal Cancer

 

Last Updated: 9 Dec 2015

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PH2 Study of IMGN853 vs Investigator's Choice of Chemo in Adults With FRa+ Adv. EOC, Primary Peritoneal or Primary Fallopian Tube Cancer
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Epithelial Ovarian Cancer; Primary Peritoneal Carcinoma; Primary Fallopian Tube Cancer

 

Last Updated: 1 Feb 2016

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