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What Is Cancer of Unknown Primary? Understand Your Disease

Carcinoma of unknown primary (CUP) is a rare disorder in which cancer cells are found, but it is unclear where in the body they started. This new cancer growth classifies as secondary cancer. Medical experts may also refer to this disease as metastatic malignancy of unknown primary, metastasis of unknown origin (MUO), or occult primary cancer.

CUPs We Treat at New Hope Unlimited

Cancers of unknown primary are divided into five principal groups:


Adenocarcinoma begins in the gland cells. These cells line certain organs and secrete substances such as mucus or digestive juices. At least 60 % of CUP cases are adenocarcinomas.

Poorly differentiated carcinoma

When these cells are examined under a microscope, sufficient detail shows their cancerous properties. However, the cells are often too irregular to distinguish them further. These cancers make up about 30% of CUP cases.

Poorly differentiated malignant neoplasm

These are distinctly cancers, but the cells are so unnatural that doctors have difficulties identifying what type of cell they may have originated from.

Squamous cell cancer

These cancers resemble the flat cells on the surface of the skin or the linings of some organs.

Neuroendocrine carcinoma

These sporadic cancers begin from cells of the diffuse neuroendocrine system. They account for 3% of CUP cases.

Cancer of Unknown Primary Symptoms

People with CUP may experience:

  • Consistent pain in a specific area of the body
  • Persistent coughs or hoarseness
  • Recurring fevers or night sweats
  • A lump or mass in any part of the body
  • Unusual bleeding or discharge
  • Changes in bowel or bladder habits
  • Loss of appetite
  • Unexplained weight loss

If you are worried about any changes in your body, please consult your doctor immediately.

Risk Factors and Prevention

Because CUP can be any type of primary cancer, the risk factors for all cancers are the same risk factors for carcinoma of unknown primary.

The following may increase your chance of developing CUP:

  • Older age. The average diagnosis for CUP begins at 60
  • A family history of cancer
  • Cigarette smoking and tobacco chewing
  • Excessive sun exposure
  • Poor nutrition
  • Lack of exercise
  • Obesity
  • Exposure to radiation
  • Exposure to chemicals and toxins in some manufacturing industries

Since the causes of CUP are unknown, it is not possible to prevent it at this time. However, making healthy lifestyle choices can help reduce your risk of many diseases, which may include CUP.

Diagnosis of Cancer of Unknown Primary

Testing for CUP requires your doctor to check your medical background and conduct a physical exam. Then, he or she will refer you to a specialist, in which the following tests may be ordered:

  • Blood and urine tests
  • Biopsy
  • Endoscopy
  • Imaging tests (CT, PET-CT, MRI, ultrasound, bone scans, and x-rays)

Cancer of Unknown Primary Alternative Treatments

At New Hope Unlimited, our medical and scientific professionals have one goal: to regain your body’s robust condition before cancer struck. Our holistic therapies are designed to control and manage your symptoms, rebuild your immunity, and nurture your overall well-being. With our treatment strategies and care, it is never too late to defeat your disease.

Our Promise

  • Advanced Cancer Treatments
  • Top-Rated Physicians
  • Personal Care
  • Patient Satisfaction

Our Medical Facilities

At New Hope Unlimited, we pride ourselves in providing superior comfort, cleanliness, and cancer care at our 8,000 square foot medical treatment center in San Luis Rio Colorado, Mexico. We worked with renowned architects and contractors to create the ideal space for recovery, which includes state-of-the-art lounge areas and spacious private in-rooms that assure the comfort of our patients and their loved ones.

To make our patients feel right at home, each private ward is equipped with high-definition U.S. television, quality bedding, and high-speed internet connection. And with proper nutrition playing a vital role in cancer recovery, New Hope Unlimited also fulfills the dietary needs of each patient using fresh, organic produce to prepare breakfasts, lunches, snacks, and dinners.

Comfort and cleanliness are also strictly implemented in our medical treatment rooms, which are equipped with the latest medical supplies and technology to provide the highest standard of care and treatment. Our medical center also has an in-house Hyperbaric Chamber, a well-established therapy for decompression sickness, exclusively available for our patients’ use.

Further, New Hope Unlimited has maintained its exceptional partnership with Hospital Migoo, a medical group comprised of certified physicians and specialists committed to our patients’ care and well-being.


1. Why is the primary cancer never found in some cases?

Small sizes and slow growth rates make some primary cancers challenging to find. The body’s immune system may have also killed the primary tumor before the secondary cancer was found.

2. What specific treatments does New Hope Unlimited offer?

Click here to read about our holistic treatment options.


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