Islet cells are found in the area of the pancreas that produces hormones such as insulin. Islet cell tumors, also called endocrine or neuroendocrine tumors, may be cancerous (malignant) or noncancerous (benign). Islet cell cancer is rare.
Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., is ranked among the Best Hospitals for cancer by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., and Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz., are ranked high performing for cancer by U.S. News & World Report.
Decades after beating bone cancer at Mayo Clinic, John Fulton returned, this time to defeat islet cell cancer. John says that, once more, Mayo helped him "beat the system."