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

    For more information from the National Cancer Institute about pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (NETs), see the following:

    • Pancreatic Cancer Home Page
    • Understanding Cancer Series: Targeted Therapies (Advances in Targeted Therapies)
    • Targeted Cancer Therapies

    For general cancer information and other resources from the National Cancer Institute, see the following:

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    • What You Need to Know About™ Cancer
    • Understanding Cancer Series: Cancer
    • Cancer Staging
    • Chemotherapy and You: Support for People With Cancer
    • Radiation Therapy and You: Support for People With Cancer
    • Coping with Cancer: Supportive and Palliative Care
    • Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Cancer
    • Cancer Library
    • Information For Survivors/Caregivers/Advocates

      This information is produced and provided by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The information in this topic may have changed since it was written. For the most current information, contact the National Cancer Institute via the Internet web site at http:// cancer .gov or call 1-800-4-CANCER.

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      Last Updated: February 25, 2014
      This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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