Steve Jobs takes medical leave of absence

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  1. ambient_88

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    That he is. Hopefully, things will work out for him.
     
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    I totally agree with you, ronjor. If not for Steve Jobs, Apple wouldn't be where they are today.
     
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    Steve Jobs May Have Pancreas Removed After Cancer (Update)


    By Connie Guglielmo, Rochelle Garner and Jason Gale


    Jan. 15 (Bloomberg) -- Apple Inc. Chief Executive Officer Steve Jobs could be facing surgery to remove his pancreas, doctors say.

    Jobs said yesterday he’s taking a five-month leave of absence after discovering that his health problems are “more complex” than he thought last week. Apple, which has plunged after a succession of rumors about Jobs’s medical condition, dropped as much as 6.2 percent in Nasdaq trading.

    Jobs had a procedure similar to a Whipple operation, which involves removing parts of the pancreas, bile duct and small intestine, after he was diagnosed with a rare type of pancreatic cancer in 2004. A potential side effect of this procedure is that the organ has to be removed to prevent pancreatic leak, and the patient has to be kept alive with insulin to regulate blood sugar, said Robert Thomas, head of surgery at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in Melbourne.

    “You might have to take the rest of the pancreas out,” said Thomas, 66, who first performed the Whipple procedure more than 20 years ago. “You’re on significant doses of insulin, and it’s not easy to manage. The person has the risk of severe diabetes.”

    Thomas hasn’t treated Jobs and doesn’t know details of his condition.
     
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    I know people who lost there pancreas and they live very well on insulin.
     
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    Problem is not the loss of Pancreas, it,s the disease behind this loss.
     
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