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To Learn More About Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors (Islet Cell Tumors)

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    The pancreas is an organ located behind your stomach next to the top of the small intestine. It is about six inches long but is less than 2 inches wide and functions as two separate organs. It has two big manufacturing jobs in the body: It makes digestive juices that help the intestines break down food. It produces hormones -- including insulin -- that regulate the body's use of sugars and starches. The pancreas is divided into three sections: the head, the body, and the tail. The...

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      Last Updated: February 25, 2014
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