Steve Jobs: Switzerland and Neuroendocrine Cancer

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Yesterday we reported that Steve Jobs had taken medical leave from Apple, now we are hearing that back in 2009 Apple’s CEO went to Switzerland seeking cancer treatment.

Apparently Jobs went to the University of Basel for “unusual radiological treatment” to treat neuroendocrine cancer, you can find out a little more about this form of cancer here.

According to the neuroendocrine cancer expert at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics the survival rates are improving, back in 2004 when Jobs was diagnosed the five-year survival rate was just 20%, however now figures have jumped to around 50%.

It is still unconfirmed as to why Jobs has taken more medical leave, however according to Fortune the type of cancer Jobs was treated for back in 2004 is known to recur, that said until we hear of any official confirmation of this we will have to keep an open mind.

If you would like to read fully detailed information regarding Steve Jobs’ health history you should check out this link, here you can see different expert opinions regarding neuroendocrine cancer.

Do you think Steve Jobs should take extended medical leave to concentrate on his well-being?

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  • http://twitter.com/moonman239 @moonman239

    Yes. Anything he needs to do to recover. Get well, Steve!