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Carcinoma of Unknown Primary

  • By: Ann M. Karty
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

Physicians encounter patients with metastatic cancer frequently in practice. Although often, the etiology of the cancer and the impaired organ are obvious, occasionally the diagnosis of carcinoma of unknown primary is encountered. Because cancers tend to migrate to lymph nodes, ...

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