Carcinoma of Unknown Primary Cancer
What is Carcinoma of Unknown Primary Cancer (CUP)
It is a type of Cancer that spreads throughout the body. The cancer cells in the body could and usually do end up spreading to different parts of the body. This includes many different types of systems in the body. For example the integumentary, respiratory, digestive, and immune systems are some of the systems in the body that include this cancer.
More Information about the systems
The doctors will may run an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), or a Pet scan (positron emission tomography scan, a way to take pictures of your organs). It could also be an Ultrasound, a CT scan (cat scan), or an Endoscopy, depending on where it may hurt or where they think it may be.
How the Body System works normely and how the Body System works when it's affected
Target population who is affected by this type of cancer
Carcinoma of unknown primary can be affected by both Male and Female, and both black and white. The age really depends on what type of cancer you have, if they find it, but its roughly between young adults to older adults (35 and beyond). So if they find the cancer they will give you so and so treatment for the type of cancer that you have.
On-set How does this condition arise?
Treatment for this disease depending on if they find the cancer type
Treatment for CUP varies. Even though they run a bunch of tests on you, the doctors still may not find where the cancer started or even what type of cancer it is. Some tests and treatments that can be done are for example, surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and clinical trials. There is no cure for this cancer what so ever.
Signs and Symptoms of CUP cancer
- Weakness, poor appetite, weight loss
- Lump or thickness in any part of the body
- Pain somewhere in the body and does not go away
- Fever for know reason and does not go away
- Bad cough or hoarseness in voice
- Bladder issues
- Bone pain, shortness of breath
- Skin tumors