The objective of this case report is to reiterate that a lesion in the parotid gland may represent a metastasis of a primary tumour which may be the first manifestation of an unknown primary cancer
or which may have been treated years before.
Sarah Knott, who was from Knocklyon in Dublin, passed away from unknown primary cancer
Diagnostic strategies for unknown primary cancer
Unfortunately, each year in the United States several thousand people are diagnosed with "unknown primary cancer." Some of these patients have a metastatic neoplasm whose primary site is never found.
These assays are based on principles of gene expression profiling and use reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction or microarray technologies to estimate the identity of "unknown primary cancer." However, as the authors point out, not all of these tests have been properly validated, and pathologists and clinicians alike must exercise care in interpreting the data and using the test results in management of their patients.
Unknown primary cancer is an important clinical problem that generates frustration among surgeons, oncologists, and pathologists, in addition to the uncertainty and stress it imposes on the patient.
Pathologic evaluation of unknown primary cancer. Semin Oncol.
Sandra Marshall from Leasowe, Wirral was diagnosed in June 2017 with an unknown primary cancer
and sadly passed away in January 2019.
Sandra Marshall, from Leasowe, Wirral, who was diagnosed in June, 2017, with an unknown primary cancer
, sadly passed away in January.
OE is preferred for the initial workup of unknown primary cancers and for large tongue base cancers.
OE was still preferred for the workup of unknown primary cancers because it allows for directed biopsies and/or tonsillectomy.