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Learning that you have cancer can be a challenging and sometimes overwhelming experience. Wanting to know exactly what type of cancer you have is only natural. Sometimes, in advanced cancer that has spread to other parts of the body, or metastasized, your medical team may not be able to tell with certainty where in the body it started off. When this happens, you may be given a diagnosis called Cancer of Unknown Primary, or CUP for short.
A diagnosis of CUP can be confusing and frustrating for patients who want to know what type of cancer they have and understand the treatment options available to them. It is also important for your medical team to try and find out exactly what type of cancer you have as some treatments work better than others in certain types of cancer.
CancerTYPE ID® is a diagnostic test that may help patients with a diagnosis of CUP by providing your medical team with additional information about the type of cancer you have. This information may help your physician design a more personalized treatment plan for your disease.
The test works by comparing genomic information taken from a sample of your tumor to a reference database of over 2,000 tumors that have been clearly diagnosed. It finds the closest match to the different tumor types in the reference database and this information is provided to your physician in a test report.
If you have been told you have Cancer of Unknown Primary or CUP, or if your physician is uncertain of exactly what type of cancer you have, ask how obtaining a molecular diagnosis with CancerTYPE ID may help.
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