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Life after fallopian tube cancer

What can I expect?

You will need to discuss your prognosis with your doctor, but it is not possible for any doctor to give you a 100 per cent accurate prediction on the course of your illness. Test results, the rate of tumour growth, how well you respond to treatment, and other factors such as age, fitness and your medical history are all important factors in assessing your prognosis.

Fallopian tube cancer is a very rare form of gynaecological cancer and therefore, there are few patients to develop a general prognosis.

Statistics about other women who have had fallopian tube cancer can be helpful. However, these statistics give you information about a population of women, not about you as an individual. The behaviour of every woman’s cancer is an individual thing and not predictable.

For many people the first few weeks after the diagnosis are very stressful. You may have trouble thinking, eating or sleeping.

It is crucial that you take steps to enhance your wellbeing at this time to help you adapt to the stress that you are facing. Nurturing your body and mind by eating nourishing food, doing some enjoyable physical activity, and taking some time out to do meditation or relax can help you to feel more balanced and improve your vitality.