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Cancer of Unknown Primary

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If you have a cancer of unknown primary or are close to someone who does, knowing what to expect can help you cope. Here you can find out all about cancers of unknown primary, including risk factors, symptoms, how they are found, and how they are treated.

Learn About Cancer of Unknown Primary

Whether you’re worried about developing a cancer of unknown primary, making decisions about treatment, or trying to stay well after treatment, we can help. Find information in our Detailed Guide.

Cancer of Unknown Primary Treatment and Support

If you are facing a cancer of unknown primary, we can help you learn about your treatment options and possible side effects, and point you to information and services to help you get through treatment and live well afterward.

Explore Research

The American Cancer Society is committed to relentlessly pursuing the answers that will save lives from cancers of unknown primary. In fact, the Society has been a part of nearly every major cancer research breakthrough in recent history. 

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Stories of Hope

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Read inspiring stories of people living with cancer.

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Online Support Communities

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Facing a cancer of unknown primary?  Connect with others and get support through our online communities, Cancer Survivors Network and MyLifeLine.org.

Cancer in the News

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Read about the latest developments in cancer treatment and survivorship.

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