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Cancer of unknown primary organisations

Men and woman discussing unknown primary cancer

This page gives information about organisations and websites that help and support people with unknown primary cancer.


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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.


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Cancer of unknown primary organisations and sites

Cancer of Unknown Primary (CUP) Foundation Jo's friends
The Follies
RG20 7BZ


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. 

Cancer 52
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.



General support organisations and sites

Macmillan Cancer Support
Head Office
89 Albert Embankment

Macmillan CancerLine: 0808 808 0000 (Mon to Fri, 9am to 9pm; information available in other languages)
Textphone: 0808 808 0121

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.

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Updated: 9 January 2013