MDT for cancer of unknown primary (CUP)
Most hospitals have a multidisciplinary team (MDT) of specialists who diagnose and treat people with cancer of unknown primary (CUP).
The MDT may include:
- a clinical oncologist, who specialises in radiotherapy and chemotherapy and other drug treatments
- a medical oncologist, who specialises in chemotherapy and other drug treatments
- a palliative care specialist, who specialises in symptom control
- a pathologist, who advises on the type and extent of the cancer
- a radiologist, who specialises in x-rays and scans
- a clinical nurse specialist (CNS), who gives information and support.
It may also include other professionals such as a dietitian, physiotherapist, occupational therapist, counsellor or psychologist.