Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy will usually be given after surgery for fallopian tube cancer.

Chemotherapy uses drugs to kill or slow the growth of cancer cells. It works by killing fast-growing cells like cancer cells. Other fast-growing cells will also be affected, such as the cells involved in hair growth and cells in the bone marrow, which produce your blood cells.

Chemotherapy is usually given through a needle inserted into a vein (intravenously), by specialised nurses and under the guidance of an oncologist. You may need to stay in the hospital overnight or you may be treated as a day patient.

Each chemotherapy period is called a cycle, and each cycle is followed by a rest period. During the rest period, your normal cells will repair themselves and your body will regain its strength. Your treatment may be delayed if your body needs more time to recover.