Cancer affects the health of Steve Jobs

The founder of Apple, Steve Jobs , presented on Wednesday his resignation as CEO of Apple Inc . In a statement, the company announced that the current director of sales and operations, Tim Cook , will be the next CEO and Jobs will continue as chairman .

According to information published on the portal , Jobs, 56 years old, recovered from a pancreatic cancer s and was on medical leave for an undisclosed condition since January 17.

"I always said that if the day came when I could not fulfill my duties and expectations as an Apple director, I would be the first to let him know," he wrote in a letter to the board of directors.


Pancreatic cancer

The pancreas is a gland located behind the stomach and ahead of the column , which is responsible for producing juices that help break down food and hormones that help control sugar levels in the blood .

The problem is that it is difficult to feel the tumors in a routine examination, since it is behind other organs, which is why they are usually detected late and could be difficult to treat.


Risk factor's

  1. Smoking cigarettes
  2. Suffer from diabetes for a long time
  3. Pancreatitis chronicle
  4. Some inherited disorders


  1. Yellowing of the skin and eyes
  2. Pain in the abdomen and back
  3. Weight loss and fatigue

The pancreatic cancer It is difficult to detect in advance, because it does not cause symptoms immediately. However, when the symptoms appear, they are usually vague or imperceptible.

Among the treatments for pancreatic cancer s are the surgery , the radiation and the chemotherapy .

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