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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In cases where the cancer has spread widely throughout the body even before it is diagnosed, on diagnosis if the area of origin remains unknown, it is known as cancer of unknown primary origin," added Dr Anil Heroor.
Cancer of unknown primary origin. The Oncologist 1997;2:142-52.
Tumor markers in metastatic disease from cancer of unknown primary origin. Med Sci Monit.2002;8(2):25-30.
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