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
     
    Davoud, Aug 2, 2004
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  2. Just in time for the introduction of the G5 iMac. <g>

    Seriously, I wish him a speedy recovery.
     
    Michelle Steiner, Aug 2, 2004
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  3. 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, Aug 2, 2004
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  4. Davoud

    TRafferty Guest

    Has anyone heard how the cancer was detected?
     
    TRafferty, Aug 2, 2004
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  5. 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, Aug 2, 2004
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  6. Davoud

    Lewis Guest



    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

    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"? :)
     
    Don Bruder, Aug 3, 2004
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  8. 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, Aug 3, 2004
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  9. Davoud

    Don Bruder Guest

    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, Aug 3, 2004
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  10. Davoud

    Davoud Guest

    Don Bruder:
    Steven Fisher:
    Don Bruder:
    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
     
    Davoud, Aug 3, 2004
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  11. Davoud

    Don Bruder Guest

    Steven Fisher:
    Don Bruder:
    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.[/QUOTE]

    Izzat the best you can do, Dave? Picking a semantic nit? Must be a slow
    day at your place, huh?
     
    Don Bruder, Aug 3, 2004
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  12. Davoud

    Steve Hix Guest

    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.
     
    TRafferty, Aug 4, 2004
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  14. Yeah-- If he wanted it, he'd get it, by whatever means were necessary.
     
    Tom Harrington, Aug 4, 2004
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  15. Davoud

    Steve Hix Guest

    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
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  16. 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
     
    Cathy Stevenson, Aug 4, 2004
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  17. 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, Aug 6, 2004
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