NY Times: Jobs Doesn’t Have Cancer

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Apple CEO Steve Jobs surprised investors and customers on Wednesday when he announced that he is taking a temporary leave of absence to deal with his personal health issues. Concerns that his leave was spurred by a resurgence of cancer, however, are apparently misguided, according to the New York Times.

Unidentified sources familiar with Mr. Jobs's condition claimed that he was not seeing a resurgence of pancreatic cancer, but instead was dealing with a condition that prevents him from absorbing food. He was also advised that stress could be aggravating the problem.

Mr. Jobs said in a letter on Wednesday "In order to take myself out of the limelight and focus on my health and to allow everyone at Apple to focus on delivering extraordinary products, I have decided to take a medical leave of absence until the end of June."

Company COO Tim Cook will take over day to day operations during Mr. Jobs's absence.

Comments

Lee Dronick

Our local CBS affiliate said on their 12:00 news that Steve Jobs has cancer and may have to have his pancreas removed.

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Adrianna Miner

Cancers that grows within the pancreas are called pancreatic cancer. It usually fall into two main categories such as endocrine pancreas cancer and exocrine pancreas cancers. It often develops without showing any major risk factors. However, rarely there might be genetic syndromes that increase its risk. A doctor embarks on a search for the cause, using diagnostic tests Computed tomography (CT scan), Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), Ultrasound, and Positron emission tomography (PET scan). Treatments are based on the causes and severity of disease.

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