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What to ask your doctors about testing for cancer of unknown primary (CUP)

Men and woman discussing unknown primary cancer

Some questions you might ask your doctor

  • What tests are you going to do?
  • Why do I have to have these tests?
  • Will the tests help to find the primary cancer?
  • Are you going to do blood tests?
  • What types of primary cancer are you checking for?
  • Are any of these tests painful?
  • Are there any risks with any of these tests?
  • Can I eat normally before these tests?
  • What are the side effects of these tests?
  • Do I have to stay in hospital for any of these tests?
  • Can I bring someone with me when I have the tests?
  • How long will it take to get the test results?
  • Who will give me the test results?
  • What happens if you can't find the primary cancer type?
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Updated: 17 July 2014