cancer of unknown primary origin

cancer of unknown primary origin

A cancer identified in a particular tissue which is thought to be a metastasis from elsewhere, for which the primary cancer is not found after an extensive workup.

cancer of unknown primary origin

Oncology A cancer identified in one part of the body, although primary site cannot be found
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About 3% of all patients with cancer have cancer of unknown primary origin (CUP).
About 3% of all cancer patients have cancer of unknown primary origin (CUP).
Cancer of unknown primary origin (CUP), or occult primary malignancy, is not a single entity, but rather a complex clinical syndrome that represents many types of cancer.
Tumor markers in metastatic disease from cancer of unknown primary origin.
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