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What are islet cell or pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors?

Related Topics: Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer

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Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (PNETs) or islet cell tumors are rare pancreatic tumors that account for less than 5% of all pancreatic tumors. They start in hormone-producing cells in the pancreas called islet cells. Islet cells produce hormones that regulate many bodily functions. These tumors may be benign or malignant and tend to grow slower than other pancreatic tumors. 

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