Jobs Had Liver Transplant 2 Months Ago
Apple boss still expected to return to work this month
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Jun 20, 2009 7:14 AM CDT
Steve Jobs waves goodbye after a product announcement in San Francisco in September last year.   (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, file)

(Newser) – Steve Jobs had a liver transplant in Tennessee about 2 months ago, the Wall Street Journal reports. The Apple boss, who has been on medical leave since January for an undisclosed medical condition, is recovering well and is expected to return to work later this month. Jobs will likely "work part-time for a month or two," says one insider.

The details of the surgery are unclear, but the rare form of pancreatic cancer Jobs survived in 2004 often metastasizes in the liver, one specialist tells the Journal. Jobs declined to comment on the surgery. "Steve continues to look forward to returning at the end of June, and there's nothing further to say," said a spokeswoman at Apple, where some board members are briefed weekly on the CEO's condition.

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wwwonderer
Jun 22, 2009 6:00 AM CDT
I'm sure no more than say NBA-basketball star Alonzo Mourning had to wait for a kidney. Luckily our MEDICAL system isn't PROFIT-BASED.
AClotfelter
Jun 21, 2009 12:07 PM CDT
EXACTLY... there's a news story in January that "Jobs mulls liver transplant", and then I suppose he decided to do it, and just 2-3 months later he's under the knife??
Chudluv
Jun 21, 2009 11:24 AM CDT
And that most of you have had your jokes, lets ask a simple questions. When deciding who get a liver, which is in very limited numbers, should be take into consideration if that person will live beyond a year after the transplant (He has cancer). Should we take into consideration the person's age? (54) Should we take into consideration if this person has more of a impact on others lives then anyone else who would have gotten that liver? (Without him, Apple will fail with 2 years..Right) How long was he on a waiting list? Question it because it seems to me that some other person might have just given up his life so another rich ahole could buy his way out of the grave.