<< by Catherine Potts on August 6th, 2008
As one of the billions (I’m sure it’s billions now, right?) of people who rely on an Apple product every day, it was a bummer to hear that Steve Jobs may be sick again. I haven’t really followed the health of any CEO (except my own here at Search Mojo, and it’s because I really do care). It really is a big deal when the head honcho isn’t feeling well.
I was really quite unaware that he had been fighting cancer at all but according to Newsweek , it was four years ago that Apple made it known that Jobs had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Pancreatic cancer (Patrick Swayze is fighting it right now as well) is fatal but Jobs was supposed to be the treatable form, according to him.
After a conference in June, it’s been reported that Jobs looked emaciated. It has since been dismissed by Apple as a “common bug.”
Matthew Ingram over at Seeking Alpha says that Jobs’ form of cancer ( neuroendocrine tumor) is more rare and is often curable through surgery. Cancer stinks, no matter what. Let’s be real. Curable or not, once you’ve had it, it can come back. Cancer doesn’t care who you are or what you’ve accomplished.