unknown primary cancer

unknown primary cancer

See Occult primary malignancy.
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Sarah Knott, who was from Knocklyon in Dublin, passed away from unknown primary cancer last year.
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.
The third patient was a 56-year-old man with an unknown primary cancer and lung metastases that showed decreases of 39% and 14% in tumor masses on radiologic scans six weeks following a single dose of ADH-1.
The third patient was a 56-year-old man with an unknown primary cancer and lung metastases that showed decreases of 39% and 14% in tumor masses, formally termed a mixed response, on radiologic scans six weeks following a single dose of ADH-1.
In one case, a 56-year old man with an unknown primary cancer and lung metastases showed decreases of 39% and 14% in tumor masses, formally termed a mixed response, on radiologic scans six weeks following a single dose of Exherin(TM).
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.
The 2007 version of the guidelines includes two new tables entitled Immunohistochemistry Markers for Unknown Primary Cancers for use in initial evaluation.