I also have an islet cell carcinoma of the pancreas. I was diagnosed almost 6 years ago. There is a post somewhere on this site that tells my story. I hope I can give hope to someone that has been scared by this diagnosis. I am doing well, and moving on with my life. I finally figured out I did not have to wait to die, because that might not be for a long time. I completed one round of chemo and radiation, had a blood clot in my lungs after surgery ( where they were unable to remove anything), had fluid around my heart (with cancer cells in it), and here I still am. I believe that prayers and humor got me through it. Please let me know if I can help any body by telling them anything. We have to take the power away from the word (cancer).