Treating

Find out about different cancer treatments, and get help with treatment decisions you might need to make.

  • Making treatment decisions

    Your doctors may tell you there are different options for your treatment. Having the right information will help you make the right decision for you.

  • Chemotherapy

    Chemotherapy uses anti-cancer drugs to destroy cancer cells. It is the most commonly used treatment for CUP.

  • Radiotherapy

    Radiotherapy uses high-energy rays to destroy cancer cells. It aims to treat cancer or relieve symptoms.

  • Hormonal therapies

    Hormonal therapies are sometimes used to treat CUP.

  • Surgery

    Surgery is not commonly used to treat CUP. Your doctor will talk to you about surgery if it is an option for you.

  • Controlling the symptoms of CUP

    Treating symptoms of CUP is called supportive care or palliative care. You may have this on its own without cancer treatments.

  • Clinical trials

    Some people are offered a trial as part of treatment. Find out more to help you decide if a trial is right for you.