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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Carcinoma de célula de los islotes

Islet cell carcinoma (I-let sel KAR-sih-NOH-muh)
A rare cancer that forms in the islets of Langerhans cells (a type of cell found in the pancreas). Also called pancreatic endocrine cancer.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.