Steve Jobs, 56, co-founder and CEO of Apple Inc., died last Wednesday after a long battle with a rare form of pancreatic cancer.
Jobs battled multiple health problems beginning in 2004, which was the same year he was diagnosed with the cancer. The diagnosis was made when he went under the surgeon's knife to remove a tumor in his pancreas. Initially, the illness was thought to be treatable. Unfortunately, the cancer spread beyond his pancreas, and, in 2009, Jobs took another leave of absence and underwent a liver transplant.
“The doctors told me this was almost certainly a type of cancer that is incurable, and that I should expect to live no longer than three to six months,” Jobs said during a commencement speech at Stanford University in 2005.
According to the American Cancer Society, about 34,290 Americans -- 17,500 men and 16,790 women -- died of pancreatic cancer in 2008, making it the fourth-deadliest form of cancer in the country.
And Jobs isn't the only celebrity to succumb to pancreatic cancer.
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