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    Apple event: Steve Jobs returns, iPod Nano gets a camera, Touch gets faster & cheaper : Ben Patterson : Yahoo! Tech

    Back from his six-month medical leave, Apple CEO Steve Jobs—clad in his trademark black turtleneck and blue jeans—finally reemerged into the spotlight Wednesday to unveil a new digital album format, a camera-equipped iPod Nano, and a trio of souped up, cheaper, but camera-less iPod Touches. No sign of the Beatles, though.Indeed, absent news of the Fab Four finally arriving on iTunes or the unveiling of the rumored Apple "iTablet," the reappearance of Jobs—who underwent a liver transplant in April during a six-month leave of absence—was the biggest news of the day.

    Dressed in his standard uniform—black turtleneck, jeans, and sneakers—Jobs still looked a bit gaunt but otherwise "good," as the bloggers at Engadget noted. The recuperating Jobs got a long standing ovation as he took the stage, then told the rapt audience that he now uses the transplanted liver of a 20-something man who died in a car crash.

    "I'm very happy to be here today with you all," said a thankful Jobs, who urged everyone at the event to become organ donors themselves. "I'm vertical, back at Apple, and loving every day of it."

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    They say that those with neuroendocrine pancreatic cancer who get liver transplants, can often live a good life. That's the "good" pancreatic cancer, or the one that is more treatable because the tumor isn't wrapped around a major artery. Adenocarcenoma is the Patrick Swayze kind (I think), which is inoperable and spreads right to the liver. Glad Mr. Jobs could buy himself a liver and keep to his schedule.

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    That new liver gives him a couple of years at best with the rest of those years on anti-rejection drugs. It won't be a picnic.

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    not necessarily.

    from wiki:
    Prognosis is quite good. However, those with certain illnesses may differ. [3] There is no exact model to predict survival rates; however, those with transplant have a 58% chance of surviving 15 years. [4] Failure from the new liver occurs in 10% to 15% of all cases. These percentages are contributed to by many complications. Early graft failure is probably due to preexisting disease of the donated organ. Others include technical flaws during surgery such as revascularization that may lead to a nonfunctioning graft.
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    Ref [3] was a study on recipients without cancer. Read your references before you post to be sure they support what you think they support.

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    from the ny times:
    Dr. Lewis Teperman, the director of transplant surgery and vice chairman of surgery at the Langone Medical Center of New York University, says that transplants are frequently done for people with certain types of liver cancer. About half the center’s liver transplants involve cancerous organs, he said, though not usually metastatic cancers.
    According to one national study, more than half the patients receiving transplants for cancerous livers were still alive after five years.
    A transplant would be reasonable for treating metastases of the kind of pancreatic cancer Mr. Jobs had, Dr. Teperman said, adding that if Mr. Jobs’s liver had had been “full of the tumor,” the transplant would prolong his life.
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