Getting diagnosed

Find out what to expect when you see a GP, when you might see a specialist and which tests you may have.

Stages and types

There is no staging system for cancer of unknown primary. Tests may show the type of cell the cancer started in. 

Treatment

Treatment depends on a number of things, including where the cancer is and your general health. Chemotherapy is the main treatment for CUP.

Research and clinical trials

Read about the latest research into cancer of unknown primary and see how you can take part in a clinical trial.

Living with cancer of unknown primary

Lots of advice and support is available to help you cope with cancer of unknown primary and its treatment.

Risks and causes

There is no known cause of cancer of unknown primary (CUP). Find out about the general causes of cancer.

Survival

Find out about survival for cancer of unknown primary.

Last reviewed: 
14 Jul 2014

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