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Aditu
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Icon 1 posted August 02, 2004 08:09      Profile for Aditu     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
There was an article linked at Google news about Steve Jobs having surgery for pancreatic cancer. p2p article

Not familiar with this news source though.

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MacManKrisK

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Icon 1 posted August 02, 2004 08:22      Profile for MacManKrisK     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Well, I just did a Google News Search for Steve Jobs Cancer and it looks like this is legit.

Interestingly enough, the second (main) link summed up the Apple-doomsayers nicely... "Jobs cancer scare shakes Apple" [Roll Eyes]

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Erbo
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Icon 1 posted August 02, 2004 09:29            Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Yah, Reuters is running the story now.

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"This weekend I underwent a successful surgery to remove a cancerous tumor from my pancreas," Jobs wrote in the e-mail. "I had a very rare form of pancreatic cancer called an islet cell neuroendocrine tumor, which represents about 1 percent of the total cases of pancreatic cancer diagnosed each year, and can be cured by surgical removal if diagnosed in time (mine was)."

He added that he "will not require any chemotherapy or radiation treatments."

There's a far more common form of pancreatic cancer which is not curable and carries a life expectancy of around 1 year after diagnosis. This is not, repeat not, the same thing Steve has.

No word on where to send "Get Well Soon" cards, flowers, etc.

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The Famous Druid

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Icon 1 posted August 02, 2004 15:01      Profile for The Famous Druid     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Jobs gets an unusually easily curable cancer.
Bill Gates would get a particularly hard to cure virus.....

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Bibo
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Icon 1 posted August 02, 2004 15:38      Profile for Bibo   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Erbo:
[QB....No word on where to send "Get Well Soon" cards, flowers, etc. [/QB]

You could always send an Apple iCard .
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drunkennewfiemidget
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Icon 1 posted August 03, 2004 10:39      Profile for drunkennewfiemidget     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by The Famous Druid:
Jobs gets an unusually easily curable cancer.
Bill Gates would get a particularly hard to cure virus.....

(Score: +5, Funny)

[Razz]

Sadly, I think less people would care if Bill Gates was diagnosed with a flesh eating disease that gave him 3 hours to live.

... wait. He already has a flesh eating disease. Unfortunately, it just eats everyone around him.

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hey-U
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quote:
Originally posted by The Famous Druid:
Jobs gets an unusually easily curable cancer.
Bill Gates would get a particularly hard to cure virus.....

Arf!
One way ticket to hell, sir?
[Smile]

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dunjamon
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Icon 1 posted August 03, 2004 15:38      Profile for dunjamon   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I hope that he gets better soon.

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Callipygous
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quote:
Originally posted by dunjamon:
I hope that he gets better soon.

I agree, but seriously for how many people here like me was their first reaction the deeply unworthy one of a shudder at the thought of Apple without Steve Jobs. [blush]

Well yes, and I did feel quite ashamed of myself....

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Icon 1 posted August 03, 2004 16:54      Profile for csk     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Callipygous:
quote:
Originally posted by dunjamon:
I hope that he gets better soon.

I agree, but seriously for how many people here like me was their first reaction the deeply unworthy one of a shudder at the thought of Apple without Steve Jobs. [blush]
Well, my first thought was "Wow, this is a well executed hoax!". It's sad when the hoaxes come so thick and fast that you don't believe it when the real thing comes along (cf: The boy who cried "Wolf!")

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joliet_jane
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*gasp* What?! Hey-- *gasp* I'm a little shocked here--!!

I wouldn't have known about it without the JOT comic. I've even got a mini-poster of him on on my wall, so I'll be thinking of him tonight. His mom (not the biological one) died of it, you know.

Who would've thought, while he's had that nutty no sugar no meat diet like his for so long? A few weeks ago, an 80-year old relative of mine died of cancer, even though he followed a healthy, organic diet for about 30 years.

Now that Steve's got it too, from now on, I'm going to do what I've always been doing: eating what I want. But now I'm going to feel good about it instead of bad!

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