Did you know StevieJ had cancer?

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  1. Killyp macrumors 68040

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    Oh yes...very old news. Much discussed here at the time.

    Needless to say, we're all glad he pulled through and seems to still be doing fine.
     
  3. Killyp thread starter macrumors 68040

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    But still....

    2 years is a very short time when it comes to something like cancer. You can have it on and off for 20 years...
     
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    It all depends...if you catch it early before it metastasizes (as it appears Steve's doctors did), there's a very good chance he'll never have a problem with it again.

    While his cancer was very rare, it is curable.
     
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    Let's not be ghoulish and speculate on remission periods.
     
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    I bet Ballmer is.
     
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    This thread has just reminded me, I've been clear of cancer for 11years tomorrow, yay me!!
     
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    Back when he was being treated, Steve had to suffer not only from the cancer but from missing making one of his keynote speeches. Double indignity. :(

    That **IS** something worth celebrating. Yay you!!
     
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    I bet he does not.
     
  11. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    While he may be a ruthless business man, only a complete monster would wish cancer on another human.
    Awesome! Rock on mpw!

    *throws confetti in air* time to party!
     
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    Yaaaaaayyyyy!!!!!!! MPW. Way to go!!!!
     
  14. jhu macrumors 6502a

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    the term "cancer" is a catch-all term of neoplastic processes that range from fairly benign (eg basal cell carcinoma) to extremely bad (eg grade iv astrocytoma). what mr. jobs had was something more on the benign side: a pancreatic islet tumor. if someone were to give you cancer, but you were able to choose which one, a pancreatic islet tumor would be pretty high on your list.

    if you don't mind, what kind did you have?
     
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    Only if MR have google engine built in so I'll be able to find it easily...
     
  16. crdean1 macrumors 6502a

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    Did you know that Steve founded a company called Apple Computer?
     
  17. Kardashian macrumors 68020

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    Was it? I always thought it was 2002/2003ish.

    I didn't find out until last year, until I started to rummage around forums.

    Well bloody done, MPW!

    Happy urm, 'Anniversary', I guess :p
     
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    awesome, my father has been clear for 3 years now- it's a great feeling
     
  19. SC68Cal macrumors 68000

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    Outright lies and FUD!

    Steve Ballmer's toungue founded Apple Computer.

    [​IMG]
     

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