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Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors (Islet Cell Tumors) Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI] - Changes to This Summary (01 / 18 / 2013)

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Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors

The pancreas is a gland that produces hormones, such as insulin (which helps control blood sugar levels) and digestive juices.  Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (NETs), formerly called islet cell tumors, are rare cancers that arise from hormone-producing cells in the pancreas. Only about 2,500 cases of pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors are reported in the U.S. each year. Pancreatic NETs make up only about 2% of all pancreatic tumors.  

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