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How do medications treat fallopian tube cancer?

Chemotherapy is made up of a variety of medicinal substances that kill cancer cells. Cancer cells often grow and divide more quickly than normal cells, so chemotherapeutic agents are usually targeted at fast growing cell populations, killing them alone. This is why people often lose hair or skin cells while undergoing chemotherapy; hair and skin are made up of some of the fastest-growing cells in the body, so the chemotherapy drugs tend to target them, too.

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