Fallopian Tube Cancer Symptoms
Fallopian tube cancer symptoms can be
neglected or taken for other medical conditions at early stages of development. The fact it is a rare tumor,
most women do not know much about it, or would never expect to be diagnosed with it. But it happens sometimes,
in some women. The most common symptoms of cancer of the fallopian tubes include:
Vaginal discharge and
are the most common and characteristic symptoms of primary fallopian tube cancer; approximately two out of three
patients experience them before diagnosis. The discharge can be white, gray, or yellow. When there is small
amount of blood, it can be pale pink with fishy odor associated with infection. Bleeding can last a long period
of time if the cancer is not treated.
pain: it is
estimated that about 50% of patients have lower abdominal pain, which often occurs in the affected side. The
pain is usually associated with heaviness and spasmodic colic. Without proper treatment, the condition will
be exacerbated with watery vaginal discharge and/or bleeding. These symptoms often accompanied by
Some women tend to take antibiotic to
treat these symptoms, thinking they are signs or minor infection. It is not recommended to do so without a
doctor recommendation. This can weaken the immune system, thus worsen the situation.
Pelvic mass: as the tumor grows, it can cause
tubal expansion or occurrence of a malignant mass, which can be cystic or solid. A tumor mass is present in
about 75 percent of women at diagnosis. The more the cancerous growth pushes against the walls of the tube the
more pain you will feel. As the cancer continues to grow, it can spread through the fallopian tube walls into
the pelvis and stomach areas. It is therefore important to report all warning signs or symptoms to your
physician, at earliest time possible, to avoid complications.
Other fallopian tube cancer symptoms
will depend on the types of other organs affected by the tumor. More severe problems or complication may occur
when the tumor develops at an advanced stage.
Overall, there are many symptoms of
fallopian tube cancer, fatigue, vaginal bleeding, vaginal discharge, fishy vaginal odor, abdominal pain, pelvic
mass, and others. The best way to avoid them is to prevent the cancer in the first place or have enough medical
to manage the symptoms in order to prevent serious complications.
But the best way to control any cancer
is to undergo a timely treatment, and adopting a healthy lifestyle and diet. Please see the Alternative
Treatments section for foods that can help cancer patients.