Steve Jobs, a visionary and creative genius, who established the most valuable company in the world -- Apple -- passed away at the age of 56.

Jobs announced that he was diagnosed a cancerous tumor in his pancreas in 2004. Since then, he started his journey of survival. During the last eight years, Jobs began to show signs of fragility and thinness.

From time to time, Jobs had to take a leave of absence to treat his condition. in August 2011, he left the company in the hands of then-COO Tim Cook, who had taken his place during previous times of absences.

Start the slideshow to find out how cancer took toll on Jobs' health throughout the years.

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