Islet Cell Tumors Directory
Islet cell tumors are cancerous tumors that form in the pancreas, but they are a rare form of pancreatic cancer. Normal islet cells produce insulin and hormones that aid in digestion. Causes of different types of islet cell tumors may include genetics and those with certain conditions such as tuberous sclerosis or von Hippel-Lindau disease. Symptoms may include abdominal pain, dizziness, diarrhea, headache, nausea, and more. Doctors may treat these tumors with surgery, radiation, medications, or other methods. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how islet cell tumors form, how to treat them, and much more.
Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors (NETs)
Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors may or may not be cancer. Treatment for these rare tumors depends on what kind they are and how far they have spread.
Pancreatic Cancer Overview
WebMD explains pancreatic cancer, including types, statistics, and risk factors.
Pancreatic Cancer Causes and Risk Factors
Are you at risk for pancreatic cancer? Learn more from the experts at WebMD.
Pancreatic Cancer Symptoms
WebMD examines the signs and symptoms of pancreatic cancer, including abdominal pain, weight loss, jaundice, and more.