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How are the medications used to treat fallopian tube cancer administered?

Carboplatin and paclitaxel are the chemotherapeutic agents usually used to treat fallopian tube cancer. These are generally administered intravenously, meaning that the doctor or nurse will use a needle to insert a very thin plastic tube into one of your veins, usually in your arm. Treatment may take a few hours as the medications are allowed to slowly travel through the plastic tubing into your blood stream.

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