A pancreatic islet cell tumor is a rare tumor of the pancreas that starts from a type of cell called the islet cell. In the healthy pancreas, cells called islet cells produce hormones that regulate a several bodily functions.Tumors that arise from islet cells of the pancreas can also produce a variety of hormones, which can lead to specific symptoms.
These include blood sugar level and the production of stomach acid. Cancerous tumors can grow quickly and spread to other organs. They may not be treatable.Tumors are usually removed with surgery, if possible. 131.38 per 100,000 have been found affected by this disease.