Is High Blood Sugar A Symptom Of Pancreatic Cancer?

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Definition

A pancreatic islet cell tumor is a rare tumor of the pancreas that starts from a type of cell called the islet cell.


Alternative Names

Islet cell tumors; Islet of Langerhans tumor; Neuroendocrine tumors


Causes, incidence, and risk factors

In the normal pancreas, cells called islet cells produce hormones that regulate a variety of bodily functions, such as blood sugar level and the production of stomach acid.

Tumors that arise from islet cells of the pancreas can also produce a variety of...

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