Are there alternative treatments for fallopian tube cancer?


Complementary and alternative medicine, often abbreviated CAM, may be used in the treatment of illnesses such as fallopian tube cancer. These therapies, which are generally not taught in medical school or used widely in hospitals, include herbs, vitamins, meditation, acupuncture, massage, prayer, and body-mind therapy. While these treatments are often not harmful, it is important to discuss any oral supplements that you may be taking with your doctor. Some of these remedies may cause side effects or they may interact with other medications you are taking. Also, while these therapies may be helpful, they should be used as adjuncts to, as opposed to replacements for, traditional therapy.

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Fallopian Tube Cancer

A rare disease of the female reproductive system, fallopian tube cancer mimics the symptoms of other gynecologic problems, making it difficult to diagnose initially.Cancer develops when abnormal cells crowd out healthy ones in the ...

fallopian tube, the pipe that carries a woman's eggs from her ovary to her uterus. Doctors believe a gene mutation that is linked to breast and ovarian cancer may also play a role in the development of fallopian tube cancer. (Women with this gene mutation may elect to have their ovaries and fallopian tubes removed to prevent cancer from forming.) Pelvic pain, abnormal vaginal discharge that is white, clear or pinkish and abnormal vaginal bleeding especially after menopause are common signs of fallopian tube cancer and other gynecologic problems. If you experience these symptoms, see your doctor to rule out cancer. When caught early, a woman has more than a 90% chance of living at least five years after diagnosis and treatment.

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