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Glossary: carcinoma of unknown primary, Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota

carcinoma of unknown primary

(KAR-sih-NOH-muh ... UN-none PRY-mayr-ee)

A case in which cancer cells are found in the body, but the place where the cells first started growing (the origin or primary site) cannot be determined. Also called cancer of unknown primary origin and CUP.



Carcinoma of Unknown Primary Carcinoma de tumor primario desconocido