Islet cell are endocrine cell present in pancreas, these cell secrete insulin which help which help in in controlling sugar level in blood. When islet cell start growing abnormally it called islet cell tumor

It is rare type of cancer

Islet cell tumor also known as pancreatic neuro-endocrine tumor

It can be benign or malignant in origin

Pancreatic neuro-endocrine tumor can involve function cell which make hormones and release in blood or it can be non functional one 


 The exact cause still not known

 One known risk factor which can develop PNET tumor are having multiple endocrine neoplasm type1 syndrome (MEN) or family history 

islet cell tumors symptoms homeopathy treatment


 No functional PNET – grown and spread to other part without showing much sign and symptoms.

  1. Pain in abdomen
  2. Pain in back
  3. Loss stool, Diarrhoea
  4. Lump in abdomen
  5. Blotting, indigestion
  6. In functional PNET 

 Increase production of hormones, symptoms depends on which type of hormones begins    made in excess.

     Symptoms may include:-

  1. Pain in abdomen, black
  2. Acidity , acid reflux
  3. Diarrhoea 
  4. Too much insulin leads to low blood sugar cause headache, weakness, irritable
  5. Excessive glucagon cause high blood sugar, weight loss, sore tongue or corner of mouth, skin rash.
  6. Excessive glucagon cause high blood sugar, weight loss ,sore, tongue or corner of mouth, skin rash 
  7.  Excessive somatostain secretion cause Diarrhoea, gallstone, foul smell stool skin yellowish
islet cell tumors homeopathy treatment


  1. Physical Examination
  2. Blood chemistry studies- to check amount of certain substance in blood 
  3. Chromogranin a test – higher level indicate non functional PNET
  4. CT-scan of abdomen 
  5. MRI 
  6. Somatostatin receptor scintingraphy 

                 – It use to detect small PNET 

                 – Radioactive used to detect tumor

  • Biopsy – by laparoscopy or x-ray
  • Bone scan


  1. Avoid smoking
  2. Avoid drinking
  3. Eat healthy food
  4. Drink plenty of water
  5. Maintain hygiene 
  6. Exercise regularly 
  7. Regular checkup if suffering from MEN1 OR any family history of MEN1 

ISLET CELL TUMORS Homoeopathy treatment:

Arsenicum Album:

  1. Nausea , retching vomiting after eating and drinking 
  2. Heartburn, gulping up of acid and bitter substance 
  3. Abdomen swollen and painful
  4. Weakness in small of back, pain and burning in back.
  5. Ulceration of mouth, epithelioma of lips 
  6. Great exhaustion after slight exertion 
  7. Loss of weight 
  8. Head sensitive, headache relieved by cold
  9. Eruptions on skin – itching, burning, edema around eruption
  10. Offensive stool, dark with marked prostration

Nux vomica: 

  1. Sour taste and nausea in the morning, after eating 
  2. Weight and pain in stomach 
  3. Sour bitter eructation’s
  4.  Region of stomach very sensitive to pressure 
  5. Epigastrium sensitive , bloating with pressure felt as if stone
  6. Diarrhoea, worse, evening , frequent small evacuations
  7. Diarrhoea with jaundice
  8. Very irritable and headache


  1. Sour eructation’s
  2. Great weakness of digestion
  3. Bulimia  with bloating
  4. Liver sensitive
  5. Diarrhoea, ineffectual urging
  6. Acne, eczema associated with gastric trouble 
  7. Pain in abdomen
  8. Pain in lumbosacral region, between scapula

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