“I’ve been diagnosed with hepatitis C. What is my risk of developing liver cancer? Should I be tested for it?”
Q: “Is liver cancer hereditary? Does my mother’s recent diagnosis mean that I have a higher chance of getting it, too?”
Islet cell cancer is a relatively rare type of pancreatic cancer that develops in the islet cells – so called because the cells cluster together like small islands throughout the pancreas.
For a long time, the news for people with pancreatic cancers hasn’t been great. But we’re starting to get the sense that things are finally changing.
The pancreas is a 6-inch-long gland that sits between the stomach and the spine. Different types of pancreatic cancer develop in different parts of the pancreas.