STEP 5: Care after initial treatment and recovery

Treatment summary (provide a copy to the patient/carer and their GP) outlining:

  • diagnostic tests performed and results
  • tumour characteristics
  • type and date of treatment(s)
  • interventions and treatment plans from other health professionals
  • supportive care services provided
  • contact information for key care providers.

Follow-up care

There is no evidence that follow-up investigations of asymptomatic patients with non-specific CUP affects the outcome. Patients in the specific-CUP subgroup should be followed up as per disease-specific guidelines. Specific examinations should be undertaken as clinically indicated.


The lead clinician should ensure regular, timely, two-way communication with the patient’s GP because GPs play an important role in coordinating care for patients with CUP.