Islet cell carcinoma: See: Islet cell cancer.
Information about islet cell carcinoma treatment, clinical trials, and other topics from the National Cancer Institute.
An islet cell tumor may also be called a pancreatic endocrine tumor (PET), pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor, islet cell carcinoma, or pancreatic carcinoid.
Islet cell tumors are abnormal cells that form in the tissues of the pancreas. The pancreas is a gland about 6 inches long that is shaped like a thin pear lying on its side.
Islet cell cancer, a rare cancer, is a disease in which cancer (malignant) cells are found in certain tissues of the pancreas.
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