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    Quote Originally Posted by albatross View Post
    An article I read said Jobs' decision to not have surgery was not necessarily a factor in his death. Because the neuroendicrine cancer is slow growing, patients don't have to rush into surgery, and in the article, doctors said the 9 month delay between his diagnosis and his surgery was not actually that long for his type of cancer.

    The questionable part of his treatment came 5 years after his cancer surgery/treatment, and that was the liver transplant because that is almost never recommended, and if the cancer had returned and spread beyond the liver, the anti-rejection meds would have made it difficult to fight off any remaining cancer cells.
    i'm aware of what the article said. but the oncologist in my family says otherwise.

    i stand by what i wrote, above. can't provide any more details, sorry.

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    Totally believable, Jobs was a kook re: his health. He ate only apples for some extended period of time. His autobiography made it sound like he had some kind of orthorexia.
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    yes. and he also sought food-based holistic treatments instead of the standard of care. he only went back to stanford when he finally realized changing his DIET wasn't working for him. and then it was too late.

    don't get me started on this ....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Labelwhore View Post
    Damn. I grew up watching him on Reach for the Top, here in Toronto. This is really sad. I hope he can fight it...very slim chance though 😭
    So did I. My son is 20 and took his team to the Reach for the Top nationals twice while in high school. He's also a Jeopardy whiz. This news just crushed him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beeyotch View Post
    Totally believable, Jobs was a kook re: his health. He ate only apples for some extended period of time.
    It was probably just extreme commitment to the brand.
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