Carcinoma of unknown primary care at Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic doctors work together to provide compassionate, comprehensive care for people with carcinoma of unknown primary.

Your Mayo Clinic care team

At Mayo Clinic, specialists work in multidisciplinary teams that take all of your health concerns into consideration. Your care team might include:

  • Medical oncologists
  • Radiation oncologists
  • Surgeons
  • Radiologists
  • Pathologists
  • Other professionals, as needed

Advanced diagnostic techniques

Mayo Clinic doctors have access to the latest technology to help them investigate where carcinoma of unknown primary began. Even when a primary site can't be determined, these tests give doctors clues that aid in selecting the best treatment.

Radiologists use advanced imaging technology to search for signs of cancer.

Pathologists have cutting-edge laboratory tests available to analyze cancer cells for clues about their origin. Doctors and hospitals around the world send biopsy samples to Mayo Clinic pathologists for evaluation.

Experience you can trust

Mayo Clinic doctors are respected for their expertise and experience in caring for people with uncommon types of cancer, including carcinoma of unknown primary. Mayo Clinic doctors have experience treating many cases of carcinoma of unknown primary.

Expertise and rankings

Mayo Clinic doctors are respected for their expertise in caring for people with carcinoma of unknown primary.

  • Collaboration. At Mayo Clinic, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, surgeons, radiologists and pathologists work as a multidisciplinary team to provide whole-person care to those with carcinoma of unknown primary. Other professionals are included as needed.
  • Experience. Carcinoma of unknown primary is an uncommon type of cancer. Mayo Clinic doctors have experience treating many cases of carcinoma of unknown primary.
  • Comprehensive cancer center. Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center meets the strict standards for a National Cancer Institute comprehensive cancer center, which recognize scientific excellence and a multispecialty approach focused on cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona, are ranked among the Best Hospitals for cancer by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, is ranked highly performing for cancer by U.S. News & World Report.

Locations, travel and lodging

Mayo Clinic has major campuses in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona; Jacksonville, Florida; and Rochester, Minnesota. The Mayo Clinic Health System has dozens of locations in several states.

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Costs and insurance

Mayo Clinic works with hundreds of insurance companies and is an in-network provider for millions of people.

In most cases, Mayo Clinic doesn't require a physician referral. Some insurers require referrals, or may have additional requirements for certain medical care. All appointments are prioritized on the basis of medical need.

Learn more about appointments at Mayo Clinic.

Please contact your insurance company to verify medical coverage and to obtain any needed authorization prior to your visit. Often, your insurer's customer service number is printed on the back of your insurance card.

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