Tubal cancer


Overview

Tubal cancer, also known as fallopian tube cancer, affects the fallopian tubes that bridge the ovaries and uterus.  It is a very rare cancer, with only about 2,000 cases reported worldwide.

Tubal cancer typically affects women between the ages of 50 and 60, although it can occur at any age. Little is known about its causes since the cancer is so rare.

Symptoms of tubal cancer are similar to those of other gynecologic cancers. 

Our approach

The experienced oncologists at North Shore-LIJ can accurately diagnose this rare cancer. The team of cancer experts at the Gynecologic Oncology Center, part of the North Shore-LIJ Cancer Institute, will develop the appropriate treatment regimen for the best patient outcomes and work closely with medical and radiation oncologists for those patients requiring additional treatment.