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Old Aug 1, 2004, 06:19 PM   #1
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Steve Jobs has surgery for cancer

He's ok it seems

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple Computer Inc. (AAPL.O: Quote, Profile, Research) Chief Executive Steve Jobs has had successful surgery for a rare form of pancreatic cancer, the company's co-founder told employees in a company-wide e-mail on Sunday that was made available to Reuters.

"This weekend I underwent a successful surgery to remove a cancerous tumor from my pancreas," Jobs wrote in the e-mail. "I had a very rare form of pancreatic cancer called an islet cell neuroendocrine tumor, which represents about 1 percent of the total cases of pancreatic cancer diagnosed each year, and can be cured by surgical removal if diagnosed in time (mine was)."

He added that he "will not require any chemotherapy or radiation treatments."

Jobs wrote that he will recuperate during the month of August and expects to return to Cupertino, California-based Apple in September. He is also chief executive of animated film studio Pixar Inc.

Jobs said that, in his absence, Tim Cook, head of worldwide sales and operations, will run the day-to-day operations of Apple, maker of the Macintosh computer and iPod portable digital music players.

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Old Aug 1, 2004, 06:21 PM   #2
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Oh, wow, thanks for the link. I'm glad to hear he's ok.
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Old Aug 1, 2004, 06:26 PM   #3
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he's very lucky - usually pancreatic cancer is quickly fatal in most cases...
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Old Aug 1, 2004, 06:27 PM   #4
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he's very lucky - usually pancreatic cancer is quickly fatal in most cases...
I imagine, what with its critical role in the endocrine and digestive systems.
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Old Aug 1, 2004, 06:30 PM   #5
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he's very lucky - usually pancreatic cancer is quickly fatal in most cases...
Duff-Man says...A very good friend of mine had her mother die from pancreatic cancer...she was quite young too but once it gets to a certain stage it is very difficult to cure no matter what you try....very glad to hear that Steve had his diagnosed and looked after quickly....oh yeah!
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Old Aug 1, 2004, 06:35 PM   #6
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Duff-Man says...A very good friend of mine had her mother die from pancreatic cancer...she was quite young too but once it gets to a certain stage it is very difficult to cure no matter what you try....very glad to hear that Steve had his diagnosed and looked after quickly....oh yeah!
my grandmother died from it, not young but mid-60s...not old either.

anyway glad to hear that steve's variant of it is fully treatable by surgery
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Old Aug 1, 2004, 06:40 PM   #7
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Old Aug 1, 2004, 06:54 PM   #8
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Get well, Steve

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Old Aug 1, 2004, 06:57 PM   #9
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That's kinda scary. Good thing it was diagnosed and treated in time.
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Old Aug 1, 2004, 06:57 PM   #10
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Whoa, I wonder if getting these rare cancers is stress-related?
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Old Aug 1, 2004, 07:10 PM   #11
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I was just going to post that story! I'm glad he was able to get that treated in time, and didn't have to go under any chemotherapy. It seems only natural that he would be the one to get something that rarely happens . Good thing he's ok.
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Old Aug 1, 2004, 07:11 PM   #12
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It is rare that pancreatic cancer is caught in time because symptoms usually appear late. It generally has a very low survival rate. Let's hope (pray) it did not metastasize. Time will tell.

I'd hate to think what would happen to Apple if Steve died.
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Old Aug 1, 2004, 07:18 PM   #13
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Get well Steve. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
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May your recovery be swift and total!

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PS: Enjoy the time off...

EDIT: Yes I know he will never see the following message.
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Old Aug 1, 2004, 07:27 PM   #15
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Man, when I saw that topic I got that weird feeling in my stomach! But now that I know everything is okay, I feel alot better
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Old Aug 1, 2004, 08:03 PM   #16
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Old Aug 1, 2004, 08:08 PM   #17
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My prayers go out to Steve Jobs and his family. May the healing power of God surround him. It sounds as though he is very fortunate. I just wonder how it was diagnosed at this early stage.
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Whoa, that comes as rather a shock. I'm glad it's as not-serious as he says, for his sake as well as Apple's. When you realize just how hands-on Jobs is at Apple in terms of design and strategy, it makes you nervous to realize what might happen if he were to leave planet Earth all of a sudden.

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I imagine, what with its critical role in the endocrine and digestive systems.
Its not so much the importance but that pancreatic cancer is usually not caught until it is far far too late. It grows and spreads rapidly and is usually not caught until after it has spread to the liver and starts damaging it.
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I too jumped at the title of this thread, but am glad it appears he will be OK. I've lost a grandfather and an uncle to cancer, and it is devastating. Keep fighting Jobs family, you'll get through it!

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All the best for a speedy and total recovery. This case really emphasizes the need for early detection.
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Old Aug 1, 2004, 08:16 PM   #23
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We wish him well...

Hope that Jobs has a speedy recovery.
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Old Aug 1, 2004, 08:31 PM   #24
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OMG this is so shocking. Indeed, it's very fortunate that there was an early diagnosis & treatment.

Get well, get rest, get back in the saddle soon, Steve! You've got a few million people sending positive vibes your way!
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way to go steve!

you've beat cancer, now when're we gonna see you on the podium with that yellow jersey...?
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