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Fallopian Tube Cancer Diagnosis

At Penn Medicine's Abramson Cancer Center, our gynecologic oncologists understand that an accurate and quick diagnosis is the key to offering the best treatment options for fallopian tube cancer in a timely and efficient manner.

A gynecologic oncologist is a gynecologist who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of women with cancer of the reproductive organs. Our gynecologic oncologists have extensive experience in gynecologic surgery, and also oversee all medical oncology treatments such as chemotherapy and immunotherapy. We are leading the way in developing treatments for gynecologic cancer.

For patients with gynecologic concerns, physicians typically begin with a pelvic exam. However, since the detection of a pelvic mass is not enough to make a diagnosis of fallopian tube cancer, physicians may also perform one or more diagnostic tests in addition to the pelvic exam.

Our cancer specialists are highly experienced in using the most advanced techniques for diagnosing gynecologic cancer and are actively researching better and more precise ways to detect fallopian tube cancer.

Screening for Fallopian Tube Cancer

Fallopian tube cancer can be difficult to diagnosis because it is rare and also because it is not easy to see something abnormal growing on the inside of the fallopian tube.

Currently, there is no consistently reliable, accurate screening test to detect fallopian tube cancer. It is recommended that women over the age of 18 have an annual vaginal exam and women over age 35 have an annual rectovaginal exam.

Navigating a fallopian tube cancer diagnosis and treatment options can be difficult. If you receive a cancer diagnosis, our cancer nurses are available and ready to help connect you with the right physician.

To connect with a cancer nurse at Penn Medicine, you should call 800-789-7366 (PENN).

Staging Fallopian Tube Cancer

Staging fallopian tube cancer can help physicians at the Abramson Cancer Center create a treatment plan designed specifically for you.