The Job Of Battling Pancreatic Cancer
Years ago, then Apple CEO Steve Jobs learned that there is a tumor in his pancreas. According to his doctors, the tumor is cancerous.
Jobs was then diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, specifically called an islet cell neuroendocrine tumor. He was aware the tumor can cause hormone imbalance.
To treat the illness, he tried to switch to a special diet. He did not want a surgery and he did not want the world to know he is sick.
Here is a timeline on how he battled the cancer.
August 1, 2004
For the first time, Jobs cancer is disclosed to the public. He also admits that he had a successful surgery to remove the tumor. He announces that he is no longer required to undergo chemotherapy or radiation.
June 12, 2005
Forty-nine year-old Jobs mentions about the cancer during a commencements address at Stanford University. This was the closest I have been to facing death, and I hope it is the closest I get for a few more decades, he tells the crowd.
June 9, 2008
It is recognizable that the CEO has gotten dramatically thinner. During the Apple iPhone event, it is rumored that his cancer had returned. Apple also states that he is fighting a common bug and that he is taking antibiotics to combat it.
July 21, 2008
Apple insists that Jobs health is a private matter. Apple adds that Jobs has no plans of leaving the company.
July 23, 2008
The New York Times reports that Jobs told the Apples board he is cancer-free. The report also reveals that he had a surgical procedure to earlier in the year.
July 26, 2008
An article in the New York Times files that Jobs said during an interview that his health problems are not life-threatening.
September 9, 2008
Reports of my death are greatly exaggerated, borrows Jobs from author Mark Twain during the unveiling of iPod media players.
October 3, 2008
An internet report states that Jobs had a heart attack. Jobs proves that the report is baseless and fake.
October 14, 2008
Eleven days after the false report, he shares that his blood pressure is 110 over 70. And that is all we are going to be talking about Steves health today, Jobs jokes.
December 16, 2008
Apple states that Jobs would not be able to deliver the keynote address at the Macworld trade show in January. The reason is his problematic health.
January 5, 2009
He admits he has hormone imbalance and has been losing weight. The remedy for this nutritional problem is relatively simple and straightforward, Jobs writes in an open letter.
January 14, 2009
He announces he is taking medical leave that will run until June and affirms his health issues are more complex than what was first thought. "I look forward to seeing all of you this summer," says he in a letter to Apple employees.
June 8, 2009
Everyone is expecting Jobs to show off during the unveiling of iPhone 3GS but all gets disappointed as no Steve Jobs surfaces.
June 23, 2009
The Wall Street Journal reports that Jobs had a liver transplant in Tennessee about two months before. This is confirmed by Methodist University Hospital Transplant days after.
June 30, 2009
Finally, Jobs returns to work but he will work from home part of the time. Back to his old routine, he is set to introduce services and products of Apple.
September 9, 2009
He introduces the new iPod models in San Francisco. He shares that he was the recipient of a liver transplanted from a young adult who died in a car crash.
January 17, 2011
Getting thinner, Jobs announces he will take another medical leave from Apple.
February 17, 2009
A picture shows Jobs arriving at the Stanford Cancer Center in California.
June 6, 2011
He got much thinner when he appears to introduce Apples services.
August 24, 2011
He announces he is resigning as the CEO and installing Cook as the new man on his chair.
October 5, 2011
The world loses Steve Jobs. Steve Jobs writes 30 at the age of 56.
As of press time, there is no statement on the reason why Jobs died. There is no confirmation if the pancreatic cancer is the illness that corrupted the life of the man who made Apple a technology deity and made the world closer with iPhone.