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Can fallopian tube cancer be prevented?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

The risk factors for fallopian tube cancer include chronic inflammation, untreated sexually transmitted diseases, and genetic factors. However, this form of cancer is so rare that the role of these predisposing factors is not fully understood. While there is no definite means of preventing this form of cancer, you can reduce your risk by taking precautions against sexually transmitted diseases, and by making sure that any STDs you do acquire are adequately treated. Also, if you do develop troubling symptoms like postmenopausal vaginal bleeding, abdominal pain, or a pelvic mass, speak to your doctor so that you can figure out the problem in a timely fashion.

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