Steve Jobs received ‘unusual’ radiological treatment in Switzerland in 2009

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Back in 2009 when Steve Jobs took a medical leave of absence from Apple, he received a liver transplant in Tennessee. However, the ailing Apple CEO seems to have received additional treatment during that time for his cancer. According to Fortune, Jobs also received some “unusual” radiological treatment for neuroendocrine cancer.

Business Insider reports:

[Fortune contributor Doron] Levin explains, “York told me about the treatment, which was not available in the U.S., in the context of our discussions about Jobs, his health and Apple’s future. Under our agreement at the time, York wanted the facts of Jobs’s treatment in Switzerland to remain out of the news. He didn’t say whether the board knew of it.”

But now that York is dead, that agreement no longer stands, Levin writes.

Many are growing concerned about Jobs’ ability to return to Apple this time around. Yesterday, he announced that he would be taking another medical leave of absence from the company, but will remain as CEO while COO Tim Cook handles the day-to-day operations at Apple.

Jobs said, “I love Apple so much and hope to be back as soon as I can. In the meantime, my family and I would deeply appreciate respect for our privacy.”

Again, and understandably, Jobs is asking everyone to respect his privacy as he gets his health issues sorted. There is no telling how severe his illness is this time, but the last time Jobs took a leave of absence, he did say that he would return a few months later. This time around, no time frame has been set and it’s why many believe he might not return.

Only time will tell, but in the meantime Steve Jobs has the best wishes from IntoMobile. Speedy recovery!

[Via: Business Insider]

  • Anonymous

    The Morons lined up to take his place will speed the company’s path straight into the ground…which will bring a smile to my face.
    Part of the iCon Artist’s original e-mail:

    As I previously said people, I hope to be back soon. We have some great things planned starting with my iFuneral in which you disgruntled suckers will get to pay $499 for each rotten iEgg (a beautifully glazed and decorated chicken egg with a crapple logo beautifully printed on it!) that you get to throw at my iCorpse. All high school dropout employees whom I have gingerly screwed over the years will also get an opportunity to return the favor to my corpse to your hearts content at $899 per 15 minutes. (Sorry no rainchecks). Finally, my inner circle iSpies and iCrones will get to desecrate my remains free of charge for all the “services” you continue to provide to steal, pillage, rat, and make me and my friends richer. I don’t know how many of you there are, but rest assured there will be enough to go around for a free sample for all of you. Tim Crook and Scott Foreskin get my liver. Guito Graffagnino also gets the remainder of my iPee undergarment. So long iSuckers!

    Steven P. Jobs

    • Seriously

      Lol, what the hell is wrong with you?

      • Tom

        No really though, what IS wrong with you?

    • Seriously

      Lol, what the hell is wrong with you?

  • http://twitter.com/disfucntional disfucntional

    I am applying for the position of CEO.

  • http://www.caniconsultancy.co.uk/ Business Mobiles

    Very nice device.

  • http://twitter.com/beardChamp Tim McElwee

    Just a heads-up that pancreatic cancer is a neuroendocrine cancer. http://cancer.stanford.edu/neuroendocrine/pancreatic.html

  • Caps

    Re-evaluate your life man. What level of loser writes a novel about Steve Jobs dying.

  • conundrum

    i wish steve a speedy recovery, even with advanced medical tech pancreatic cancer is very serious indeed.
    People die from this all the time even with early diagnosis and treatment, up until the late 1980’s it was considered incurable.

    He is incredibly lucky to have survived this long, getting to the stage of needing a liver transplant is about as seriously ill as you can get (more so than even a heart/lung).

    -A

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