A risk factor is anything that increases a person’s chance of developing cancer. Although risk factors often influence the development of cancer, most do not directly cause cancer. Some people with several risk factors never develop cancer, while others with no known risk factors do. However, knowing your risk factors and talking about them with your doctor may help you make more informed lifestyle and health care choices.
Because fallopian tube cancer is uncommon, not much is known about the risk factors. However, the following factors may raise a woman’s risk of developing fallopian tube cancer: