Fallopian Tube Cancer: After Treatment

Approved by the Cancer.Net Editorial Board, 07/2013

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After treatment for fallopian tube cancer ends, talk with your doctor about developing a follow-up care plan. This plan may include regular physical examinations and/or medical tests to monitor your recovery for the coming months and years.

Follow-up care is very important for women who have finished fallopian tube cancer treatment. Although there are no specific guidelines for follow-up care after treatment for fallopian tube cancer, your plan may include regular x-rays, CT scans, ultrasound studies, and/or MRI scans. Tell your doctor about any new symptoms or problems. ASCO also offers cancer treatment summary forms to help keep track of the cancer treatment you received and develop a survivorship care plan once treatment is completed.

Women recovering from fallopian tube cancer are encouraged to follow established guidelines for good health, such as maintaining a healthy weight, not smoking, eating a balanced diet, and having recommended cancer screening tests. Your doctor may recommend periodic testing, such as blood tests for tumor markers, physical examinations, and imaging scans in some circumstances. Talk with your doctor to develop a plan that is best for your needs. Moderate physical activity can help rebuild your strength and energy level. Your doctor can help you create an appropriate exercise plan based upon your needs, physical abilities, and fitness level. Learn more about the next steps to take in survivorship, including making positive lifestyle changes.

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