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R.I.P. Steve Jobs

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mrsptsu2012
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Steve Jobs lost his battle with prostrate cancer today. The world is deeply sadened by this loss. His innovative ideas made a difference in many lives. His technology will live on forever.

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VascodaGama
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I am not so sure that your comment is right. Steve Jobs fought a rare form of pancreatic cancer. I never heard of a diagnosis with prostate cancer.
Here you can read about comments from Dr. Khaled el-Shami, a cancer specialist;
http://www.voanews.com/english/news/usa/Jobs-Pancreatic-Cancer-Led-to-Numerous-Health-Issues-128670148.html

I want to take this opportunity to send my condolences to his family and friends.

VGama

Swingshiftworker
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I've lost 2 relatives -- an aunt and a brother-in-law -- to pancreatic cancer and in both cases the end was inevitable and came relatively quickly.

Unlike prostate cancer, there is apparently no known "cure" for pancreatic cancer and, despite all of his wealth, Steve Jobs could not defeat the disease. Just goes to prove what's really important in life. You don't need all that much money to survive but without your health all the money in the world is irrelevant.

IMHO, although Steve made great contributions to our way of life and deserves the praise that he is currently receiving, the loss of his life to pancreatic cancer is no less meaningful than the loss of any other life to cancer and the grief that families all over the world is no less heart breaking than that experienced by his. My heart goes out to all of them.

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Kongo
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Perfect sentiment, Swing.

hunter49
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Joined: Oct 2011

He had Islet cell pancreatic cancer a very rare but not as aggressive form. However, it is very lethal.

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KLScoville
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Joined: Mar 2011

The three apples that changed the world:
The one that Eve ate
The one that fell on Newton's head
The one that Steve Job's built.
May he rest in peace!

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