Approximation to the Patient with Tumor of Unknown OriginJesús Cobo Molinos1* and Antonio Cobo Molinos2
- Corresponding Author:
- Jesús Cobo Molinos
Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology
Complejo Hospitalario de Jaén, Spain
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: February 15, 2017; Accepted Date: March 20, 2017; Published Date: March 30, 2017
Citation: Molinos JC, Molinos AC (2017) Approximation to the Patient with Tumor of Unknown Origin. J Integr Oncol 6:190. doi: 10.4172/2329-6771.1000190
Copyright: © 2017 Molinos JB, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The tumor of unknown origin constitutes 3-7% of the cancers studied and is one of the 10 most frequent cancer diagnoses. It is a malignant tumor whose first origin or identification is not done in the clinical history, in the clinical exploration or in the complementary studies. At present, the effort in the primary search for the origin of the cancer that will be directed at specifying these entities and recognizing them as soon as possible is arduous. Today we have several techniques among which we highlight immunohistochemistry, molecular biology and radiodiagnosis that greatly facilitate the work of the clinician in detecting the origin of tumors, although none of them is conclusive.