Understanding medical terms

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Pancreatic NET (pNET)

The location of the primary tumour (where the NET started) is the pancreas.

Pancreatic polypeptide (PP)

Pancreatic polypeptide is produced by the pancreas and helps control the release of other substances made by the pancreas. The amount of PP in the blood increases after a person eats.

Paraganglioma

Rare tumour that comes from the same tissue as a phaeochromocytoma and develops outside the adrenal glands with approximately 85% developing in the abdomen, 12% in the chest and 3% in the head and neck.

Phaeochromocytoma

A rare type of NET arising in the adrenal glands (located above the kidneys).

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