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I've developed islet cell carcinoma. What should I be watching out for in the future?
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Dr. Michael Ekizian
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Islet cell tumors are rare forms of cancer that arise in the endocrine tissues of the pancreas.
They can secrete a variety of hormones, including insulin, glucagon, gastrin, and vasoactive intestinal peptide, resulting in a myriad of clinical syndromes. However, the majority are not associated with a hormonal syndrome, and therefore, yours may have been detected incidentally. I need more info.

In brief: Difficult to say
Islet cell tumors are rare forms of cancer that arise in the endocrine tissues of the pancreas.
They can secrete a variety of hormones, including insulin, glucagon, gastrin, and vasoactive intestinal peptide, resulting in a myriad of clinical syndromes. However, the majority are not associated with a hormonal syndrome, and therefore, yours may have been detected incidentally. I need more info.
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