Fallopian Tube cancer

  1. What is known about this and what exactly am I looking at here?
    I've done some research on the net, and have found much information, but as one nurse to another, what do you all see? What do you all know about this?
    My 24 y/o dd was recently diagnosed is why I am curious.

    Thanks you all VERY much!
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  3. by   BernieO
    I was diagnosed with Fallopian Tube Cancer Aug 2002. Stage 2A. Because fallopian tubes and ovaries are embryologically similiar tissues the protocol for ovca is followed with a diagnosis of ftc.

    Fallopian Tube Cancer is very rare, ocurring in about 1% of all gynecological cancers. Because of this rarity, there has been little research into ftc. Fallopian tubes and ovaries have embryologically similar tissues so the protocol for treatment of ovca is followed also for ftc.

    For ease in discussing my cancer, I often refer myself as an ovca survivor. More people understand ovca. I have read most lay persons and nurses information on ovca and ftc. I now have several physicians texts that I refer to when I need information about my cancer. ( I have been an RN for 30 years.).

    I wish your dd the very best. I hope she is under the care of a gynecological oncologist. They are the true experts in combating this cancer.

  4. by   Stephanie in FL
    I'm sorry to hear about your daughter's diagnosis. I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer Stage 3a 9/26/03. I completed 8 chemo treatments 2 months ago. I am now in remission. BernieO is right-a gynecologist oncologist is the best MD for GYN cancers. I have a lot of knowledge about ovarian cancer and great resources on the Internet. Feel free to send me a private message if you would like more info. Good luck to you and your daughter!

    Stephanie RN CDE