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This page shows the best clinics for the treatment of "Cancer of Unknown Primary (CUP)". Our rating of healthcare facilities is formed according to the official data on the quality of rendered services. You can contact us for help in choosing the clinic suitable for your medical case. Our service managers will contact the representatives of the chosen medical institution, reserve both hospital place and make a doctor's appointment for you. Also, we will accompany you at all stages of your treatment - from assistance in obtaining a visa to transfer from the clinic to the airport.

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University Hospital Bonn

9.2/10 from 150 Votes

The University Hospital Bonn was founded on 1st January 2001 as a public law institution. It was founded on the site of the former departments of the Medical University.  The University Hospital provides medical care, modern highly effective medicine and plays a part in the public health care.

Cancer of unknown primary (CUP) diagnosis
11563
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Bonn
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Charite University Hospital Berlin

9/10 from 95 Votes

Being the medical school for both Humboldt University and Free University of Berlin and having a long experience, the Charite Hospital has gained wide recognition. It is regarded as one of the most research-intensive medical facilities in Germany and the largest university medical center in Europe.

Cancer of unknown primary (CUP) diagnosis
15452
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Berlin
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University Hospital Cologne

9.8/10 from 82 Votes

The University Hospital Cologne is included in the Focus magazine rating of top German hospitals 2017 and offers patients first-class medical care meeting the latest medical advancements.

Cancer of unknown primary (CUP) diagnosis
9488
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Cologne
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St. Vincentius Clinic

9.8/10 from 23 Votes

The St. Vincentius Clinic is the largest multidisciplinary medical institution and academiс hospital of the Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg. Treatment and diagnosis of patients is conducted by doctors with a scientific degree. They are introducing the latest progressive techniques.

Cancer of unknown primary (CUP) diagnosis
9584
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Karlsruhe

Academic Hospital Schwabing

8.5/10 from 7 Votes

The Schwabing Clinic is a modern medical facility with a high level of service. The clinic has high-tech modern equipment, making it one of the best hospitals not only in Germany but also in Europe. There are comfortable single and double rooms with shower and toilet, TV, telephone and radio.

Cancer of unknown primary (CUP) diagnosis
9850
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich

Academic Hospital Nordwest

9.5/10 from 24 Votes

The Hospital Nordwest in Frankfurt am Main is a modern multidisciplinary hospital, as well as an academic hospital of the Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main. The Clinic covers ten specialized disciplines and four institutes. It offers its medical care and nursing at the highest professional level.

Cancer of unknown primary (CUP) diagnosis
11761
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Frankfurt am Main
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University Hospital RWTH Aachen

8.7/10 from 41 Votes

With its 34 clinics, 25 institutes and five multidisciplinary units covers the University Hospital Aachen not only the entire spectrum of medicine, but also it offers a patient- oriented medical care and nursing, medical education and research of international level.

Cancer of unknown primary (CUP) diagnosis
10423
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Aachen
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Urology Hospital Munich - Planegg

9/10 from 23 Votes

The Urology Hospital Munich - Planegg, founded in 1969, is one of the most advanced specialized urology clinics in Germany. The main focuses of the hospital include urologic oncology, reconstructive surgery, general urology, andrology and pediatric urology.

Cancer of unknown primary (CUP) diagnosis
9569
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich

DRK Altenkirchen-Hachenburg Hospital

10/10 from 23 Votes

The DRK Altenkirchen-Hachenburg Hospital provides optimal treatment of patients in the selected activity areas on both an inpatient and outpatient basis. The hospital is focused on general and abdominal surgery, traumatology and hand surgery, as well as internal medicine and pain therapy. .

Cancer of unknown primary (CUP) diagnosis
9790
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Altenkirchen

Clinic of Advanced Biological Medicine

10/10 from 23 Votes

The Clinic of Advanced Biological Medicine in Frankfurt am Main specializes in comprehensive integrative medicine. The Clinic of Advanced Medicine has been combining methods of conventional medicine with effective alternative biological treatments of additional medicine and naturopathy for already 35 years.

Cancer of unknown primary (CUP) diagnosis
8909
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Frankfurt am Main

Vivantes Neukölln Hospital

10/10 from 23 Votes

The Vivantes Neukölln Hospital is the maximum care hospital and one of the largest healthcare facilities in Berlin.   There are more than 20 specialized departments and centers, including pediatric departments. In total, the hospital has 1,200 beds.

Cancer of unknown primary (CUP) diagnosis
10356
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Berlin

University Hospital Düsseldorf

9.9/10 from 71 Votes

The University Hospital Dusseldorf  is a maximum-care hospital, and as such, we at Dusseldorf University, or UKD, are a byword for international top-quality service in all areas of medical care.

Cancer of unknown primary (CUP) diagnosis
11557
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Duesseldorf

Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center

9.9/10 from 23 Votes

The Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center (Ichilov) is the second largest and one of the most advanced healthcare and research institutions in Israel. Founded in 1961, it still enjoys popularity among the local population and draws thousands of international patients.

Cancer of unknown primary (CUP) diagnosis
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location_onCountry: Israel
location_searchingCity: Tel Aviv

Hannover Medical School

9.8/10 from 43 Votes

The Hannover Medical School (MHH) is one of the most efficient medical universities in Germany, treating more than 63,000 inpatients and 460,000 outpatients annually.

Cancer of unknown primary (CUP) diagnosis
10342
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Hannover
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Academic Hospital Neuperlach

9.8/10 from 11 Votes

The Neuperlach Clinic is a modern medical facility with a high level of service. The clinic has high-tech modern equipment, making it one of the best hospitals not only in Germany but also in Europe. There are comfortable single and double rooms with shower and toilet, TV, telephone and radio.

Cancer of unknown primary (CUP) diagnosis
9543
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich

Rambam Health Care Campus

9.8/10 from 23 Votes

Rambam Health Care Campus is the largest and the most advanced hospital in Northern Israel. Founded in 1938, the medical center has a long history and a rich experience in providing comprehensive medical services in all medical specialties.

Cancer of unknown primary (CUP) diagnosis
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location_onCountry: Israel
location_searchingCity: Haifa

About the disease

Cancer of unknown primary (CUP) is a cancer, whose primary site, where it started is unknown. In this case it can be present in several metastatic sites. Detailed tests need to be done in order to understand the origin of the cancer. It is important for further successful treatment. After the origin is identified, cancer is renamed after the organ it started to develop in. In some cases it is impossible to identify the origin of cancer. Nevertheless, even in this cases treatment can be successful. According to American Cancer Society, around 2% of all cancers are represented by CUP. Overall, over the past ten years, incidence of CUP decreased by 35%, which is good news. Mortality rate over this time also decreased almost by 42%.

Because of the fact that CUP can originate in any part of the body, it is difficult to tell its exact causes. It is believed that smoking, DNA mutations, poor nutrition, excessive ultraviolet radiation, obesity are responsible the most for development of CUP. Various researches show that it most often originates in stomach, colon, and ovaries. It can also start to develop on skin, which in this case is called melanoma.     

Symptoms

Symptoms of unidentified cancer can be various as they depend on the organs, which they spread to. Nevertheless, there are several symptoms, which proved to be common for most patients with CUP, and if you have any of those, you need to contact your doctor. 

  • Swollen lymph nodes in different parts of the body
  • Skin tumors, which are manifested as skin bumps
  • Shortness of breath
  • Pain in the abdomen
  • Fatigue
  • Anemia
  • Bone pain, if cancer spread to the bones
  • Weight loss
  • Loss of appetite

Diagnosis

Diagnosis of CUP is in most cases complex, as doctors have to check each organ of the patient to identify the origin of cancerous growth.

  • X-Ray is used to get images of all inner organs.
  • CT scan and MRI produce more precise images, which can also identify cancer origin.
  • Biopsy examines sample tissue of affected organs where doctors suspect the cancer to be the most.
  • Bone marrow aspiration is used, if patient has severe bone pain.
  • Blood test is used to examine blood cells.

Treatment

  • Surgery is used if cancer was found in one organ or in lymph nodes and it can be removed completely. Nevertheless, there is always a possibility that cancerous cells are also present in another organ.
  • Radiation is used to slow the growth of cancer and stop it from spreading further. A patient may need to undergo either external or internal radiation to kill as many malignant cells as possible.
  • Chemotherapy can be used in combination with surgery and radiation. It can also be used if those treatment methods can no longer be applied and in this case chemo is used to relieve the symptoms and prolong patient's life.

In general, in most cases doctors are able to identify the origin of unknown primary cancer and thus chances for recovery become higher. Even if the origin was not identified, but unknown primary still has not progressed very much, you have high survival chances. 




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