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Functional Nueroendocrine Tumor

Functional Nueroendocrine Tumor

A NET that releases hormones and may cause many different symptoms. Also called a secretory NET.

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Gallium-68

A radioactive substance or tracer that is injected into the body and can be used to identify specific neuroendocrine cancer cells during a PET scan.

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Gallium Scan

An imaging test that uses a small amount of a radioactive tracer to help find neuroendocrine tumors (NET) that may otherwise be missed.

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Gastrin

A hormone released by the pancreas that tells your stomach to produce digestive acids and enzymes. Gastrin can be used as a marker in blood tests to detect and monitor NETs.

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Gastrinoma

A type of functional pancreatic NET.

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Gastritis

Gastritis is an inflammation, irritation, or erosion of the lining of the stomach. Some people with gastritis do not experience any symptoms. Common symptoms may include appetite loss, indigestion, black stools, nausea and vomiting

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Gastroenteropancreatic NET (GEP-NET)

A NET that most often starts in the gastrointestinal tract.

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Gastroenterologist

A doctor that specialises in diagnosing and treating disorders of the gastrointestinal tract (digestive system) – which includes the food pipe (oesophagus), stomach, and gut (intestines) – and the liver.

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Gastrointestinal (GI) Tract

Another name for the digestive system. It includes the mouth, throat, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, rectum, and anus.

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Gastroscopy

Examination of the inside of the stomach using a flexible fibre-optic tube called a gastroscope that is passed through the mouth and oesophagus and into the gut.

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General Practitioner

A general practitioner (GP) or primary care physician is a medical doctor who diagnoses and treats all type of medical conditions. GPs are often the first healthcare professional a patient will see before they are referred for specialist care.

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GEP-NET

Also known as gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (GEP-NETs) – a NET found in the gastrointestinal (digestive) system or the pancreas.

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Glucagon

A hormone released by the pancreas that raises glucose (sugar) levels in your blood. Measuring the presence of glucagon in the blood can be used to detect and monitor NETs occurring in the pancreas.

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Glucagonoma

A type of functional pancreatic NET.

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Glucose

A sugar found in many foods and in normal blood; the main source of energy for most living organisms.

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Grade

A system of classifying tumor cells. The cells are graded based on how they look under a microscope and how quickly the tumor is likely to grow and spread. Low-grade tumors (grades 1 and 2) look like the tissue around them. They are less aggressive. High-grade tumors (grades 3 and 4) do not look like the tissue around them. They are more aggressive.

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Growth Hormone- Releasing Factor (GRF)

A chemical released by the brain that tells the pituitary gland to produce growth hormone.

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Hepatic Chemoembolization

Also known as hepatic artery embolization (HAE) or trans arterial embolization (TACE). A therapeutic method used to treat primary liver tumors, and cancer tumors that have spread to the liver (metastatic liver tumors).

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Histamine

A natural hormone produced and stored within the body. It is a part of the body’s immune response and is released during an allergic reaction. Symptoms of gastrointestinal NETs (GI-NETs) may be caused by an excessive release of histamine.

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Hormone

A substance, usually a protein, that is released and travels through the bloodstream to different organs. Hormones help control how some of the organs in the body work.

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