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Doctors Give Apple CEO Steve Jobs Six Weeks to Live

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Deeper_Background, Feb 19, 2011.

  1. Deeper_Background

    Deeper_Background Active Member

    Apple founder and CEO Steve Jobs has terminal pancreatic cancer and may live for just six more weeks, a media report said Thursday. [​IMG]
    The 55-year-old Jobs in January announced that at his request, the board of directors granted him a medical leave of absence so that he could focus on his health.
    Since then, employees have said Jobs can still be seen at the company's headquarters in California and is also calling all the strategic shots from his home.
    Now, new pictures have been published in the tabloids, which suggest things may be worse for the the man behind the iPod, iPhone and iPad.
    The report said Jobs is stricken with pancreatic cancer and may have just six weeks to live.
    The new photos show him looking painfully frail and weak, with his jeans and dark top hanging loosely on his six-feet-two-inches, frail body, the Daily Mail reported.
    Jobs's weight is said to have dropped from a pre-cancer 175 pounds to 130 pounds now.
    His thinning hair was a sign of the effects of chemotherapy used to treat the disease.
    The photos, which were taken Feb 8, showed Jobs going for breakfast with his wife Laurene Powell before heading to the Stanford Cancer Centre in California.
    Jerome Spunberg, a doctor, said: 'Mr. Jobs is most likely getting outpatient chemotherapy at Stanford because the cancer has recurred.'
    Gabe Mirkin, a physician with 40 years' experience, said: 'He is terminal. What you are seeing is extreme muscle wasting from calorie deprivation, most likely caused by cancer. He has no muscle left in his buttocks, which is the last place to go.'
    'He definitely appears to be in the terminal stages of his life from these photos. I would be surprised if he weighed more than 130 pounds.'
    Critical care physician Samuel Jacobson also said: 'Judging from the photos, he is close to terminal. I would say he has six weeks.'
    A source, who recently saw Jobs, added: 'He is very frail, moving like a weak, feeble old man. He weaves back and forth when he walks, as if he is having trouble keeping his balance, and the pain of every step is evident on his face.'
    The Apple CEO, who is worth $6 billion, is currently on his third medical leave, and has battled a rare form of pancreatic cancer for seven years and had a liver transplant in 2009.

    An Apple spokesman did not comment on the new photos.

  2. D-3 Fan

    D-3 Fan Active Member

    Shocking and sad.
  3. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Maybe it's just me, but the quotes from the doctors strike me as gratuitously asinine (or maybe just brilliantly obtuse). From all appearances he's in very poor health and I am sure their medical assessment is probably accurate, but do we really need a detailed analysis of the state of his buttocks?
  4. Deeper_Background

    Deeper_Background Active Member

    I just hope the tabloids don't do a Tammy Faye Bakker and publish pictures from now on. (unless the family says its allright)
  5. ucacm

    ucacm Active Member

    I'm sure this news will cost shareholders a lot of money come Tuesday.
  6. I Should Coco

    I Should Coco Well-Known Member

    That story and photo are very sad. Reminds me of my aunt, who fought pancreatic cancer for about a year and a half before she went downhill fast. It's a brutal disease.

    Rich or poor, cancer doesn't discriminate. Best wishes to the Jobs family.
  7. deskslave

    deskslave Active Member

    Of course, since it's d_b, the story is nearly a week old and the stock has already taken a hit.
  8. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    And, if they do, I hope you have the good sense not to post them - though I'm not optimistic.
  9. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    I won't believe he's dead until Ilmago confirms it.
  10. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

  11. terrier

    terrier Well-Known Member

    Unfortunately, my family knows a bit about pancreatic cancer, and it sure 'aint pretty.
  12. txsportsscribe

    txsportsscribe Active Member

    there sure seem to be more people of note dying from pancreatic cancer in recent years. while i never want people to suffer from any cancer, maybe the more notable deaths will bring more attention to what has been a very underfunded field.
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