October 12, 2011

A Medical Gamble


Steve Jobs was right to be optimistic when, in 2004, he announced that he had cancer in his pancreas: for although cancer of the pancreas has a terrible prognosis (half of all patients die within 10 months of the diagnosis), cancer in the pancreas is not necessarily a death sentence… In a 2003 study, surgeons at the Mayo Clinic found that when only those parts of the liver that are riddled with neuroendocrine metastases B Some of the choices Jobs made did not extend his life, and may have shortened it. (which Jobs apparently had) are removed, half of patients live 45 months or more.

Newsweek, by Sharon Begley, 10/12/11

Tags: Cancer

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