Cancer of unknown primary organisations
This page gives information about organisations and websites that help and support people with unknown primary cancer.
The websites on cancer listed on this page are valuable sources of detailed information on cancer. They may use more technical terms, longer pages and fewer images than this website. You can look at our general cancer support organisations page. We have information about counselling organisations in the counselling section.
Cancer Research UK
407 St John Street
Helpline freephone number: 0808 800 40 40
Admin phone number: 020 7242 0200
Cancer Research UK is the largest cancer research organisation in the world, outside the USA. We are the European leader in the development of new anti cancer drugs. We fund research on all aspects of the disease from its causes, to treatment and prevention.
We are also committed to producing high quality information for people affected by cancer, health professionals and the general public. We do this through our website, which includes patient information and news and resources, and through our range of health awareness leaflets.
If you have a question about cancer, and you are in the UK or Ireland, you can contact our team of specialist cancer information nurses using this form, or by telephoning freephone 0808 800 40 40.
If you would like to talk to someone affected by cancer, share experiences or find information, you can visit our Cancer Chat forum.
Cancer of Unknown Primary (CUP) Foundation – Jo's friends
Jo's friends provides information and support to people with Cancer of Unknown Primary (CUP) and to their families and carers. Their aims include raising awareness of unknown primary cancer and promoting research in this area.
This is a coalition of cancer charities which exists to raise awareness of less common cancers. In particular it aims to move these cancers higher up the political agenda. The name comes from the fact that 52% of cancer deaths are due to the less common cancers – this includes all cancers except breast, bowel, lung and prostate.
The National Cancer Institute website (USA)
The NCI site has a section on unknown primary cancer with detailed information.
The Stroud Foundation (USA)
The Stroud Foundation raises awareness of Cancer of Unknown Primary (CUP). The website includes an online forum for people affected by CUP.
Macmillan Cancer Support
89 Albert Embankment
Macmillan Cancer Support improves the lives of people affected by cancer. They provide practical, medical and financial support and push for better cancer care. They provide booklets on cancer and treatments and run helplines providing cancer information and benefits advice.
Question about cancer? Contact our information nurse team