Steve Jobs had Emergency Cancer Surgery

Discussion in 'Apple' started by Davoud, Aug 2, 2004.

  1. Davoud

    Davoud Guest

    According to the NYT
    <http://nytimes.com/2004/08/02/national/02apple.html> (free
    subscription required), Steve Jobs informed Apple employees in an
    e-mail message that he underwent emergency cancer surgery on Saturday,
    July 31.

    According to Jobs, 49, he had a rare form of pancreatic cancer that can
    be cured by surgical removal of the tumor if it is discovered in time,
    which he said it was in his case. Jobs said he would not have
    chemotherapy or radiation treatments, according to the e-mail, which
    Apple made public Sunday evening.

    Jobs said that the surgery went well and that he would return to work
    in September; Timothy D. Cook, Apple's executive vice president for
    worldwide sales and operations, will manage Apple operations until Jobs
    returns, the NYT article said.

    Also see <http://maccentral.macworld.com/>.

    Davoud

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    Davoud, Aug 2, 2004
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  2. In article <010820042309270551%>, Davoud <>
    wrote:

    > Jobs said that the surgery went well and that he would return to work
    > in September


    Just in time for the introduction of the G5 iMac. <g>

    Seriously, I wish him a speedy recovery.

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    Stop Mad Cowboy Disease: Vote for John Kerry.
     
    Michelle Steiner, Aug 2, 2004
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  3. In article <010820042309270551%>, Davoud <>
    wrote:

    > According to the NYT
    > <http://nytimes.com/2004/08/02/national/02apple.html> (free
    > subscription required), Steve Jobs informed Apple employees in an
    > e-mail message that he underwent emergency cancer surgery on Saturday,
    > July 31.



    Wow. Thought you'd switched to the dark side and decided to troll us at
    first. :)

    Hope recovery goes as smoothly as is expected.

    --
    Steven Fisher;
    "Morituri Nolumus Mori."
     
    Steven Fisher, Aug 2, 2004
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  4. Davoud

    TRafferty Guest

    Has anyone heard how the cancer was detected?


    Davoud <> wrote in message news:<010820042309270551%>...
    > According to the NYT
    > <http://nytimes.com/2004/08/02/national/02apple.html> (free
    > subscription required), Steve Jobs informed Apple employees in an
    > e-mail message that he underwent emergency cancer surgery on Saturday,
    > July 31.
    >
    > According to Jobs, 49, he had a rare form of pancreatic cancer that can
    > be cured by surgical removal of the tumor if it is discovered in time,
    > which he said it was in his case. Jobs said he would not have
    > chemotherapy or radiation treatments, according to the e-mail, which
    > Apple made public Sunday evening.
    >
    > Jobs said that the surgery went well and that he would return to work
    > in September; Timothy D. Cook, Apple's executive vice president for
    > worldwide sales and operations, will manage Apple operations until Jobs
    > returns, the NYT article said.
    >
    > Also see <http://maccentral.macworld.com/>.
    >
    > Davoud
     
    TRafferty, Aug 2, 2004
    #4
  5. In article <>,
    (TRafferty) wrote:

    > Has anyone heard how the cancer was detected?


    Just a guess, but sometimes these neuroendocrine tumors secrete hormones
    that could result in symptoms that the patient notices. Usually they're
    small, and they should not be confused with pancreatic adenocarcinoma
    which has a dismal prognosis.

    Dan

    --
    Daniel E. Sabath
    University of Washington Department of Laboratory Medicine
    http://www.labmed.washington.edu
     
    Daniel E. Sabath, Aug 2, 2004
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  6. Davoud

    Lewis Guest

    Steven Fisher <> wrote in message news:<>...
    > In article <010820042309270551%>, Davoud <>
    > wrote:
    >
    > > According to the NYT
    > > <http://nytimes.com/2004/08/02/national/02apple.html> (free
    > > subscription required), Steve Jobs informed Apple employees in an
    > > e-mail message that he underwent emergency cancer surgery on Saturday,
    > > July 31.

    >
    >
    > Wow. Thought you'd switched to the dark side and decided to troll us at
    > first. :)
    >
    > Hope recovery goes as smoothly as is expected.




    Actually the cancer rumor was a cover up. He really had a much needed
    personality transplant.
     
    Lewis, Aug 2, 2004
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  7. Davoud

    Don Bruder Guest

    In article <>,
    (Lewis) wrote:

    > Steven Fisher <> wrote in message
    > news:<>...
    > > In article <010820042309270551%>, Davoud <>
    > > wrote:
    > >
    > > > According to the NYT
    > > > <http://nytimes.com/2004/08/02/national/02apple.html> (free
    > > > subscription required), Steve Jobs informed Apple employees in an
    > > > e-mail message that he underwent emergency cancer surgery on Saturday,
    > > > July 31.

    > >
    > >
    > > Wow. Thought you'd switched to the dark side and decided to troll us at
    > > first. :)
    > >
    > > Hope recovery goes as smoothly as is expected.

    >
    >
    >
    > Actually the cancer rumor was a cover up. He really had a much needed
    > personality transplant.


    Errr... "Transplant" implies that he actually had one to begin with, and
    it was taken out and replaced with another one. You sure you don't mean
    "personality IMplant"? :)

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    Don Bruder, Aug 3, 2004
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  8. In article <g2FPc.5306$>,
    Don Bruder <> wrote:

    > Errr... "Transplant" implies that he actually had one to begin with, and
    > it was taken out and replaced with another one. You sure you don't mean
    > "personality IMplant"? :)


    Oh man, that's one of the funniest things I've read. Whether or not you
    like it, Steve Jobs is *all* personality.

    --
    Steven Fisher;
    "Morituri Nolumus Mori."
     
    Steven Fisher, Aug 3, 2004
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  9. Davoud

    Don Bruder Guest

    In article <>,
    Steven Fisher <> wrote:

    > In article <g2FPc.5306$>,
    > Don Bruder <> wrote:
    >
    > > Errr... "Transplant" implies that he actually had one to begin with, and
    > > it was taken out and replaced with another one. You sure you don't mean
    > > "personality IMplant"? :)

    >
    > Oh man, that's one of the funniest things I've read. Whether or not you
    > like it, Steve Jobs is *all* personality.


    Dunno... I've always thought him rather bland and transparent. Out of
    the pair of them, Woz was the one that I thought had all the
    personality. YMMV...

    --
    Don Bruder - - New Email policy in effect as of Feb. 21, 2004.
    Short form: I'm trashing EVERY E-mail that doesn't contain a password in the
    subject unless it comes from a "whitelisted" (pre-approved by me) address.
    See <http://www.sonic.net/~dakidd/main/contact.html> for full details.
     
    Don Bruder, Aug 3, 2004
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  10. Davoud

    Davoud Guest

    Don Bruder:
    > > > Errr... "Transplant" implies that he actually had one to begin with, and
    > > > it was taken out and replaced with another one. You sure you don't mean
    > > > "personality IMplant"? :)


    Steven Fisher:
    > > Oh man, that's one of the funniest things I've read. Whether or not you
    > > like it, Steve Jobs is *all* personality.


    Don Bruder:
    > Dunno... I've always thought him rather bland and transparent. Out of
    > the pair of them, Woz was [sic] the one that I thought had [sic] all the
    > personality. YMMV...


    I think that Mr. Bruder would have better said "Woz is (they're both
    living!) the one who has the personality that I prefer." That would
    remove any confusion between the notion of a person having no
    personality (which cannot be true; person, personality -- see?) and a
    person having a personality that is not to one's liking. Steve Jobs has
    as much personality as any other person; he appears to me to possess
    brashness, self-confidence, optimistim, enthusiastim, and stubbornness,
    inter alia, and I call these personality traits.

    Davoud

    --
    usenet *at* davidillig dawt com
     
    Davoud, Aug 3, 2004
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  11. Davoud

    Don Bruder Guest

    In article <030820041438521764%>, Davoud <>
    wrote:

    > Don Bruder:
    > > > > Errr... "Transplant" implies that he actually had one to begin with,
    > > > > and
    > > > > it was taken out and replaced with another one. You sure you don't mean
    > > > > "personality IMplant"? :)

    >
    > Steven Fisher:
    > > > Oh man, that's one of the funniest things I've read. Whether or not you
    > > > like it, Steve Jobs is *all* personality.

    >
    > Don Bruder:
    > > Dunno... I've always thought him rather bland and transparent. Out of
    > > the pair of them, Woz was [sic] the one that I thought had [sic] all the
    > > personality. YMMV...

    >
    > I think that Mr. Bruder would have better said "Woz is (they're both
    > living!) the one who has the personality that I prefer." That would
    > remove any confusion between the notion of a person having no
    > personality (which cannot be true; person, personality -- see?) and a
    > person having a personality that is not to one's liking. Steve Jobs has
    > as much personality as any other person; he appears to me to possess
    > brashness, self-confidence, optimistim, enthusiastim, and stubbornness,
    > inter alia, and I call these personality traits.


    Izzat the best you can do, Dave? Picking a semantic nit? Must be a slow
    day at your place, huh?

    --
    Don Bruder - - New Email policy in effect as of Feb. 21, 2004.
    Short form: I'm trashing EVERY E-mail that doesn't contain a password in the
    subject unless it comes from a "whitelisted" (pre-approved by me) address.
    See <http://www.sonic.net/~dakidd/main/contact.html> for full details.
     
    Don Bruder, Aug 3, 2004
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  12. Davoud

    Steve Hix Guest

    In article <GPPPc.5376$>,
    Don Bruder <> wrote:

    > In article <>,
    > Steven Fisher <> wrote:
    >
    > > In article <g2FPc.5306$>,
    > > Don Bruder <> wrote:
    > >
    > > > Errr... "Transplant" implies that he actually had one to begin with, and
    > > > it was taken out and replaced with another one. You sure you don't mean
    > > > "personality IMplant"? :)

    > >
    > > Oh man, that's one of the funniest things I've read. Whether or not you
    > > like it, Steve Jobs is *all* personality.

    >
    > Dunno... I've always thought him rather bland and transparent. Out of
    > the pair of them, Woz was the one that I thought had all the
    > personality. YMMV...


    Woz was certainly easier to work around. Jobs would get your attention,
    though.
     
    Steve Hix, Aug 4, 2004
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  13. Davoud

    TRafferty Guest

    So maybe, he just felt "off" a bit?
    I wondered if it was an incidental finding from a CT for something else.


    "Daniel E. Sabath" <> wrote in message news:<>...
    > In article <>,
    > (TRafferty) wrote:
    >
    > > Has anyone heard how the cancer was detected?

    >
    > Just a guess, but sometimes these neuroendocrine tumors secrete hormones
    > that could result in symptoms that the patient notices. Usually they're
    > small, and they should not be confused with pancreatic adenocarcinoma
    > which has a dismal prognosis.
    >
    > Dan
     
    TRafferty, Aug 4, 2004
    #13
  14. In article <>,
    Steve Hix <> wrote:

    > Woz was certainly easier to work around. Jobs would get your attention,
    > though.


    Yeah-- If he wanted it, he'd get it, by whatever means were necessary.

    --
    Tom "Tom" Harrington
    Macaroni, Automated System Maintenance for Mac OS X.
    Version 2.0: Delocalize, Repair Permissions, lots more.
    See http://www.atomicbird.com/
     
    Tom Harrington, Aug 4, 2004
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  15. Davoud

    Steve Hix Guest

    In article <tph-F7F5AF.21252703082004@localhost>,
    Tom Harrington <> wrote:

    > In article <>,
    > Steve Hix <> wrote:
    >
    > > Woz was certainly easier to work around. Jobs would get your attention,
    > > though.

    >
    > Yeah-- If he wanted it, he'd get it, by whatever means were necessary.


    You ever work for/with him?

    The "am I going to get fired this time?" moments were greatly
    outnumbered by the "now, why didn't I think of that" and "that's the
    craziest idea I've ever heard of" moments.

    But almost never any soporific moments.
     
    Steve Hix, Aug 4, 2004
    #15
  16. In article <>, TRafferty
    <> wrote:

    > So maybe, he just felt "off" a bit?
    > I wondered if it was an incidental finding from a CT for something else.
    >

    The neuroendocrine pancreatic tumors are not usually picked up
    "incidentally". The person usually has symptoms, For example, the most
    common, a gastrinoma, results in ulcer disease from its excess gastrin
    secretion; similarly, an insulinoma results in hypoglycemic episodes
    from excess insulin secretion. There are several other types.

    Cathy

    --
    "there's a dance or two in the old dame yet." - mehitabel

    C.Stevenson, M.D.
     
    Cathy Stevenson, Aug 4, 2004
    #16
  17. In article <030820041438521764%>, Davoud <>
    wrote:

    > I think that Mr. Bruder would have better said "Woz is (they're both
    > living!) the one who has the personality that I prefer." That would


    Yes, that's much fairer. From all accounts, Jobs... had a way with
    people in the 80s. Which is now mellowed just enough to make him much
    more dangerous to his competitors.

    --
    Steven Fisher;
    "Morituri Nolumus Mori."
     
    Steven Fisher, Aug 6, 2004
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