Symptoms and causes

Symptoms and causes

What is it?

The medical term for a tumour that has spread (metastasis) without knowing which organ the cancer came from, is 'primary unknown cancer'.

Some cancer tissues are so unrecognisable that, even after pathological and genetic testing, no further indication exists.

Diagnosis and treatment

Diagnosis and treatment

Treatment

In the majority of cases, such untraceable metastases are treated with chemotherapy.

Treatment centres and specialisations

Treatment centres and specialisations
Integrated Cancer Centre in Ghent

Latest publication date: 21/01/2021