Jobss Pancreas May Be Removed After Complications
Jan. 15 (Bloomberg) -- Surgery that Apple Inc.s Steve Jobs may be having to remove his pancreas could be the result of painful side effects from a cancer procedure, or the return of tumors he said were removed five years ago, doctors say.
If Jobs had a so-called Whipple procedure to excise the
cancer, parts of his pancreas and other organs were removed.
Sometimes, damage from cancer and the surgery can spur side
effects, including enzyme leaks, that worsen in time, spurring a
decision to remove the entire pancreas, said Robert Thomas, head
of surgery at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in Melbourne ... read more