Cancer of unknown primary (CUP)

Types of treatment

Treatments for cancer of unknown primary (CUP) can include:

  • chemotherapy
  • radiotherapy (radiation therapy)
  • surgery
  • hormonal therapy
  • palliative care
  • targeted therapy – may be available in clinical trials
  • immunotherapy – may be available in clinical trials.

Most people with CUP may have one or more of these treatments. Not all treatments are suitable for every person with CUP.