Treatment and care of people with cancer is usually provided by a team of health professionals – called a multidisciplinary team.
Treatment for cancer of unknown primary depends on the stage of the disease, the severity of symptoms and the person’s general health. Treatment options can include surgery to remove tissue affected by cancer, radiotherapy, chemotherapy and/or hormonal therapy.
Research is ongoing to find new ways to diagnose and treat different types of cancer. Some people may be offered the option of participation in a clinical trial to test new ways of treating cancer of unknown primary.