What is fallopian tube cancer?

Fallopian tube cancer occurs when abnormal cells in one or both fallopian tubes grow in an uncontrolled way.

About the fallopian tubes

The fallopian tubes connect the upper, outermost part of the uterus with the ovaries. There is one tube on each side of the uterus.

In women of reproductive age, an egg is released from one of the ovaries into the fallopian tube every month (ovulation).

The tube helps to move the egg into the uterus with small hair-like projections called cilia, which line the inside of the tube.

In the uterus (also called the womb), the egg is either fertilised by male sperm or shed during menstruation (known as your period).