Symptoms of cancer of unknown primary vary, depending on where the cancer has spread in the body.
Symptoms may include:
- a lump or thickening in any part of the body
- a new or unusual pain that doesn’t go away
- a cough or hoarseness of the voice that doesn’t go away
- change in bladder habits (such as more frequent urination) or change in bowel habits (such as constipation or diarrhoea)
- unusual bleeding or discharge
- unexplained fever that doesn’t go away
- night sweats
- loss of appetite or unexplained weight loss.
There are a number of conditions that may cause these symptoms, not just cancer. If any of these symptoms are experienced, it is important that they are discussed with a doctor.