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What about neuroendocrine (islet cell tumors)?

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Dr. Carlo Contreras
Surgery - Oncology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Interesting tumor

Overally, neuroendocrine tumors are often capable of over-producing hormones that your body naturally makes.
Islet cells are cells that are naturally present in the pancreas and produce a number of hormones, most notably insulin. Insulin helps you break down and digest sugars. Patients with an islet cell tumor can produce too much Insulin resulting in weight & gain and low blood sugars.

In brief: Interesting tumor

Overally, neuroendocrine tumors are often capable of over-producing hormones that your body naturally makes.
Islet cells are cells that are naturally present in the pancreas and produce a number of hormones, most notably insulin. Insulin helps you break down and digest sugars. Patients with an islet cell tumor can produce too much Insulin resulting in weight & gain and low blood sugars.
Dr. Carlo Contreras
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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Dr. Milton Mintz
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics

In brief: Pancreatic tumors

See endocrinologist.

In brief: Pancreatic tumors

See endocrinologist.
Dr. Milton Mintz
Dr. Milton Mintz
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