Steve Jobs Has Successful Surgery for Cancer

Steve Jobs in a company-wide email:

This weekend I underwent a successful surgery to remove a cancerous tumor from my pancreas. 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). I will not require any chemotherapy or radiation treatments.

He’s recuperating at home in August; Tim Cook runs the show in his absense.

Sunday, 1 August 2004