Carcinoma of Unknown Primary—Patient Version

Overview

Cancer of unknown primary (CUP) occurs when cancer cells have spread in the body and formed metastatic tumors but the site of the primary cancer is not known. Explore the links on this page to learn more about CUP, how it is treated, and clinical trials that are available.

Causes & Prevention

NCI does not have PDQ evidence-based information about prevention of carcinoma of unknown primary.

Screening

NCI does not have PDQ evidence-based information about screening for carcinoma of unknown primary.

Coping with Cancer

The information in this section is meant to help you cope with the many issues and concerns that occur when you have cancer.

Feelings and Cancer Adjusting to Cancer Support for Caregivers Survivorship Advanced Cancer Managing Cancer Care