What is fallopian tube cancer?

Fallopian tube cancer is a cancer that arises from one or both of the fallopian tubes.

The fallopian tubes are the tubular structures that connect the upper, outermost part of the uterus with the ovary, and provide a means for fertilisation of the female egg. Read More

In women of reproductive age, an egg is released from one of the ovaries into the adjacent fallopian tube once each month during ovulation.

The tube helps to move the egg along its journey to the uterus with small hair-like projections called cilia, which line the tube’s insides.

In the uterus (also called the womb), the egg is either fertilised by male sperm or discarded during menstruation.
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