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dkf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 09:24 AM
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Apple's Steve Jobs takes medical leave
Source: CNN

By John D. Sutter, CNN
January 17, 2011 9:07 a.m. EST | Filed under: Gaming & Gadgets

(CNN) -- Apple CEO Steve Jobs is taking leave of absence from the company because of a medical condition, according to a letter Jobs sent to Apple employees.

"At my request, the board of directors has granted me a medical leave of absence so I can focus on my health. I will continue as CEO and be involved in major strategic decisions for the company," Jobs says in the letter.

Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2011/TECH/gaming.gadgets/01/17/steve.jobs.leave/
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onehandle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 09:26 AM
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1. Get well, Mr. Jobs.
Edited on Mon Jan-17-11 09:29 AM by onehandle
Prayers and best wishes.

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madokie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 09:28 AM
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2. He hasn't looked too well for some time
I hope he gets to feeling better soon.
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Monsoon Donating Member (54 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 09:28 AM
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3. I guess you have to be the CEO of a $billion corporation
to be able to afford that. Think the "little people" in the sweat shops making his god awful products could afford this?
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dd2003 Donating Member (198 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 05:13 PM
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16. apple employees are treated well
Companies like qualcomm and some of the other companies that make the parts that go into an iphone may be the subject of your scorn. Although it is always important to consider all stakeholders in any action
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Monsoon Donating Member (54 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 08:09 PM
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18. So I guess these labor groups are wrong and these
Vicious accusations have been debunked.

Hours before the latest death, chairman Terry Gou had toured the company's sprawling facilities and vowed to take sweeping action to prevent more deaths.
China's official Xinhua news agency said the company was training 100 mental health counsellors and installing 1.5 million sq metres of nets to stop workers from jumping.


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1282163/China-Foxconn-iPhone-factory-crisis-13th-suicide-bid-employee.html#ixzz1BLRFJTG3
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fascisthunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 09:29 AM
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4. did he beat pancreatic cancer
I thought he was still getting treatment for it?
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dionysus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 09:32 AM
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5. i thought he had a liver transplant or something.
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fascisthunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 09:36 AM
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6. I Honestly didn't Pay enough attention to his health
Edited on Mon Jan-17-11 09:37 AM by fascisthunter
but if you read more in the article it does say he survived pancreatic cancer.
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tammywammy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 12:29 PM
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13. He's had both
He had pancreatic cancer and then a few years later had a liver transplant.
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dionysus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 12:51 PM
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14. holy crap. poor guy.
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Auggie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 09:37 AM
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7. This doesn't sound good
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dkf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 09:46 AM
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8. No it doesn't.
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tomm2thumbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 09:53 AM
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9. agree, not good

wish him the best, but medical leave right before a big product introduction doesn't sound good at all
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forty6 Donating Member (849 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 09:53 AM
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10. IF he had "survived" pancreatic Cancer, is it gone, in remission, or worse...
Edited on Mon Jan-17-11 09:55 AM by forty6
metastacized to other organs in the body?

I would say IF it is the third listed, the most likely, he would be probably requiring extensive chemo radiation..then he may not be physically able to work for a while, if ever again.

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Bearware Donating Member (64 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 02:11 PM
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15. There is another option
There is something with a good chance work in his case but he will probably never hear about it because his has access to top of the line health care.

The expired orphan drug Dichloracetate (DCA) was originally used experimentally for children with mitochondrial problems. It can no longer be patented. However in a recent set of ground breaking peer reviewed papers it been has shown to have spectacular anti-cancer properties with minimal side effects compared to traditional "it kills cancer cells faster than your other cells" chemotherapy drugs.

Teddy Kennedy was in a similar place because DCA is particularly effective against his type of brain tumor but he had the best doctors available.

http://www.thedcasite.com/

I suspect this may be the underground "peoples drug" for cancer for the present/future for people who have little/no access to health care. It is very cheap and can be very effective for certain specific cancers (those that have turned off the mitochondria in the tumor). It can also be used with traditional chemo. The cost per day is roughly $1per day but you cannot legally buy it in the united states and need to be careful to get the correct form. You must also take vitamin B1 at the same time.

Note, this is a serious drug and people need to educate themselves on how to take it. The site above has the information. In cases where it is very effective, larger doses can cause Tumor Lysis Syndrome by destroying a tumor too fast. TLS can kill you.

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faz Donating Member (118 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 11:34 AM
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12. Imagine the stock market without Apple
the DOW is due for a pull back.
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cbdo2007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 05:26 PM
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17. So, you think this signals the end of Apple??
That's kind of crazy.
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pottersvilleusa Donating Member (54 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-17-11 10:26 PM
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19. This does not sound good
If he has pancreatic cancer.
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