Comments on: Steve Jobs jokes about health (again) http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/10/14/steve-jobs-jokes-about-health-again/ Where media and technology meet Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:48:25 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Popa Woody http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/10/14/steve-jobs-jokes-about-health-again/#comment-352903 Thu, 16 Oct 2008 22:20:55 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/10/14/steve-jobs-jokes-about-health-again/#comment-352903 @Nigel Petersham
It turns out that Steve had an “islet cell neuroendocrine tumor” which is far more rare (5%) and far more treatable (90%) than the more common form of pancreatic cancer, adenocarcinoma. Apple have not released the kind of surgery he had, but the typical procedure is called Whipple, which removes the duodenum, at least part of the pancreas and sometimes part of the stomach. That he’s thinner now is hardly a surprise and does not necessarily bode ill for his longevity.

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By: Nigel Petersham http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/10/14/steve-jobs-jokes-about-health-again/#comment-352880 Wed, 15 Oct 2008 18:19:59 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/10/14/steve-jobs-jokes-about-health-again/#comment-352880 People,

you should all know that pancreatic cancer is a death sentence. The only cure for it is death unfortunately. I know, I lost my mom to it and have read everything known to man about the disease. It is very aggressive and metasticizes to the liver very commonly…It’s only a matter of time!!

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By: Nafie http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/10/14/steve-jobs-jokes-about-health-again/#comment-352872 Wed, 15 Oct 2008 05:43:20 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/10/14/steve-jobs-jokes-about-health-again/#comment-352872 Long-live Steve!

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