Steve Jobs' cancer may have recurred, doctors say

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  1. Steve Jobs' cancer may have recurred, doctors say

    SAN FRANCISCO—Pancreatic cancer experts say they are puzzled by what is
    ailing Apple Inc. Chief Executive Steve Jobs, because it is not clear
    how serious his health problems are or how directly they relate to his
    bout with cancer.

    Last week, Jobs said he had an easily treatable "hormonal imbalance"
    that was robbing his body of the proteins it needs. Then, on Wednesday
    (Jan. 14), the 53-year-old CEO said his problems were "more complex"
    than originally thought, and he would take a medical leave of absence
    for six months.

    Doctors who have not treated Jobs say they can only speculate without
    hard information, but they said the tumor he was treated for in 2004
    could have spread to another organ or resurfaced in the pancreas,
    requiring surgery or other treatment.

    Jobs could also be coping with side effects of that surgery that can be
    treated easily, they said.

    In 2004, Jobs was treated for a rare type of pancreatic cancer called an
    islet-cell, or neuroendocrine, tumor. Such tumors can be benign or
    malignant, but they usually grow slowly and are far less deadly than
    most pancreatic tumors.

    The American Cancer Society estimates that 37,680 Americans get
    pancreatic cancer each year, but few get islet-cell tumors of the kind
    Jobs had. The tumors are easily removed surgically but recur in roughly
    half of patients, said Dr. Roderich Schwarz, a cancer surgeon at the
    University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas.

    Dr. Clay Semenkovich, an endocrinologist at Washington University in St.
    Louis, said in a telephone interview, "(Jobs) may have a new mass that's
    substantially altering his physiology and causing him to lose weight."
    Bluuuue Rajah, Jan 20, 2009
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    chuckcar Guest

    One of the last of the true computer pioneers. Who along with Woz, created the
    apple 1 (*not* II) in a garage. Literally. I still have a magazine with an
    ad for it. There's even a picture of the inside of said garage around.
    chuckcar, Jan 20, 2009
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    Sanforized Guest

    EFF Pioneer Awards:

    EFF’s 17th Annual Pioneer Awards were held on
    March 4, 2008 at the San Diego Mariott Hotel
    and Marina. Honorees were open source advocate
    Mitchell Baker and the Mozilla Foundation,
    Canadian copyfighter and law professor
    Michael Geist, and AT&T whistleblower
    Mark Klein.

    Prior years:

    2007: Yochai Benkler, Cory Doctorow, Bruce Schneier

    2006: Craigslist, Gigi Sohn, and Jimmy Wales

    2005: Mitch Kapor, Edward Felten, and Patrick Ball

    2004: Kim Alexander, David Dill, and Aviel Rubin

    2003: Amy Goodman, Eben Moglen, David Sobel

    2002: Dan Gillmor, Beth Givens, Jon Johansen
    and Writers of DeCSS

    2001: Bruce Ennis, Seth Finkelstein, and Stephanie

    2000: "Librarians Everywhere", Tim Berners-Lee and
    Phil Agre

    1999: Jon Postel, Drazen Pantic, and Simon Davies

    1998: Linus Torvalds, Richard Stallman, and Barbara

    1997: Hedy Lamarr, Johan Helsingius, and Marc Rotenberg

    1996: Robert Metcalfe, Peter Neumann, Shabbir Safdar
    and Matthew Blaze

    1995: Philip Zimmermann, Anita Borg, and Willis Ware

    1994: Ivan Sutherland, Bill Atkinson, Whitfield Diffie
    and Martin Hellman, Murray Turoff and Starr Roxanne
    Hiltz, Lee Felsenstein, and the WELL

    1993: Paul Baran, Vinton Cerf, Ward Christensen,
    Dave Hughes and the USENET software developers

    1992: Douglas C. Engelbart, Robert Kahn, Jim Warren,
    Tom Jennings, and Andrzej Smereczynski
    Sanforized, Jan 20, 2009
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    chuckcar Guest

    Rather strange thing to have an annual award for.
    chuckcar, Jan 21, 2009
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    Evan Platt Guest

    Why's that, idiot? Do you even know what a pioneer is?

    It often takes DECADES for someone to become a pioneer.

    You are one of the biggest idiots I've seen.
    Evan Platt, Jan 21, 2009
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    catchme Guest

    indeed, i often wonder if we as consumers, would even have a personal
    computer if not for the foresight of Steve Jobs.
    Would hobbyists still be choosing from limited options like building
    their own machines from scratch, or mail- order to Heathkit?
    What if Steve had been discouraged after trying unsuccessfully to sell
    his idea to IBM (who thought at the time- until 1984, there was no
    market for the PC), and went back to school instead of continuing on his
    own with his vision....his latest companies NeXT and Pixar would never
    have existed at all!
    imagine, too, what if Steve had never hired Bill Gates to write software
    apps. for Apple....would Bill still have bought DOS; where would he get
    his inspiration for Windows- and where could he "borrow" code from, for
    his failed Windows 95?
    If we had personal computers today even despite Jobs, how would they
    look, and operate?
    Where would Dell, google, yahoo! and other now- famous companies and
    their founders, be?
    catchme, Jan 21, 2009
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    elaich Guest

    You have a newsreader that (sort of) supports killfiling. Wouldn't it be
    far more dignified to killfile him rather than posting diatribes like this
    one? And, you'd remove a source of irritation from your life.
    elaich, Jan 21, 2009
  8. This is common knowledge.
    Bluuuue Rajah, Jan 21, 2009
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    Evan Platt Guest

    The problem is chucktard provides incorrect - and often DANGEROUS
    information. If a newbie were to follow his advise, it can be
    dangerous. So others need to warn people when his information is
    incorrect - ala ALL THE TIME.
    Evan Platt, Jan 21, 2009
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    stermen Guest

    stermen, May 6, 2009
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