Most hospitals have a multidisciplinary team of specialists who diagnose and treat people with MUO (malignancy of unknown primary origin) and CUP. They will meet to discuss and decide what the best treatment is for you.
A multidisciplinary team (MDT) or the CUP team 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 helps to interpret x-rays and scans
- a clinical nurse specialist (CNS) who gives information and support. You are usually given their contact details at your first meeting.
It may also include other professionals, such as a dietitian, physiotherapist, occupational therapist, counsellor or psychologist.