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What is fallopian tube cancer?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

n a woman, the fallopian tubes are a pair of thin cylinders that allow for the travel of the ova, or egg, from the ovary to the uterus. Fallopian tube cancer is an irregular growth of cells within one or both of these tubes. The cell growth is malignant, meaning cancerous.

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