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Apple Chief Executive Steve Jobs was apparently spotted recently at the Stanford Cancer Center in California, and photos are reportedly set to be published in the next issue of a major American tabloid.

According to RadarOnline, Jobs was seen at the cancer treatment center in Palo Alto, Calif., the same facility where actor Patrick Swayze was given chemotherapy for pancreatic cancer in 2009. Photos of the Apple co-founder are allegedly set to appear in the next issue of The National Enquirer.

One photo said to be published shows Jobs allegedly getting out of his car at the clinic, just a day after he was apparently spotted putting in "a full day's work" at Apple's Cupertino, Calif., campus. The pictures have not yet been made public.

Jobs announced in mid-January that he was taking a medical leave of absence from his daily role at Apple, though he has stayed on as the company's chief executive. In a letter to employees, Jobs revealed that he was taking a "medical leave of absence" to focus on his health, but declined to disclose his condition and asked that his privacy be respected.

The alleged sighting of Jobs at Stanford Cancer Center would bolster assumptions that the Apple CEO has relapsed, prompting his departure. In January, The New York Times indicated that Jobs had been appearing at the Apple corporate campus less frequently, looked "increasing emaciated," and was on a "down cycle" in recent weeks. Jobs turns 56 next Thursday, Feb. 24.

Jobs underwent surgery for pancreatic cancer in 2004. Then, in 2009, Jobs traveled to Switzerland for additional cancer treatment, and received a liver transplant before returning to work once again.
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God bless....speedy recovery Steve.
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Originally Posted by AppleInsider View Post

Photos of the Apple co-founder are allegedly set to appear in the next issue of The National Enquirer.

National Inquirer, you say. Then it's got to be fact.

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post #4 of 82
damn. Hope it's just a checkup of some kind.
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National Inquirer, you say. Then it's got to be fact.

They were right about John Edwards and more recently, John Boehner's affair.
post #6 of 82
Leave the man alone!!!!
Pestering a cancer patient coming out of treatment- nothing is below the twisted minds of the paparazzi slime.
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God bless....speedy recovery Steve.

Well said. Good that it was the first comment!
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Pretty crappy to publish this stuff. It would absolutely suck to have your personal life on display all the time.
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Anybody with a semblance of intuition realizes that Steve Jobs is extremely ill but leave it to the tabloid ghouls to destroy the man's privacy and dignity. I hope those who appreciate Steve Jobs contributions will refrain from buying the National Enquirer as they attempt to cash in on his misery.
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Pretty crappy to publish this stuff. It would absolutely suck to have your personal life on display all the time.

It's a republish. It's not like Appleinsider stalk him in perpetuity. Are you not interested?
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Originally Posted by markbyrn View Post

Anybody with a semblance of intuition realizes that Steve Jobs is extremely ill but leave it to the tabloid ghouls to destroy the man's privacy and dignity. I hope those who appreciate Steve Jobs contributions will refrain from buying the National Enquirer as they attempt to cash in on his misery.

That'll make a difference. Well done.
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That's what concerned me about his statement when he went on his current leave. It specifically stated that he hopes to return to Apple soon. Pancreatic cancer, whipple procedure surgery, marked weight loss, liver transplant and now this? We know his time is coming. No one lives 20 years, much less 5 - 10 years will all those things. My thoughts are with him and I am confident that Apple will succeed without him.
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So is AAPL down $3/share in After Hours trading because the Enquirer notes that a cancer survivor was seen at a cancer center (common), and states that he “only has weeks to live”?
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So is AAPL down $3/share in After Hours trading because the Enquirer notes that a cancer survivor was seen at a cancer center (common), and states that he only has weeks to live?

Or maybe it is down $3 on growing concerns that the iTunes 30% money grab might backfire? Or maybe it has to do with growing unrest in the middle east, or perhaps reactions to movements in the US budget battle or....

You can't look at a stock price reation and link it to a single news piece and rule out all other happening around the world.
post #15 of 82
I wish Mr. Jobs only the best. He is truly a visionary. Good luck.
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It's a republish. It's not like Appleinsider stalk him in perpetuity. Are you not interested?

I was talking about whatever rag is actually publishing it. I'm not sure how I feel about AI republishing it once it is out there. If I was Steve, I would probably be pretty pissed either way.
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Or maybe it is down $3 on growing concerns that the iTunes 30% money grab might backfire? Or maybe it has to do with growing unrest in the middle east, or perhaps reactions to movements in the US budget battle or....

You can't look at a stock price reation and link it to a single news piece and rule out all other happening around the world.

You can if the stock plunges strongly, suddenly and coincides precisely with the release of a particular news story.
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So is AAPL down $3/share in After Hours trading because the Enquirer notes that a cancer survivor was seen at a cancer center (common), and states that he “only has weeks to live”?

$3 is only 0.76%, and is less than Apple was up during the regular trading day. I don't think you can read anything into a blip that small.
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Sadly pancreatic cancer has a desperately low survival rate. We think of men like Steve Jobs as characters in a tech story so much of the time but he is a human being in pain and I wish the press would try to show decency in how they report these things.

Let's just hope Steve Jobs can beat the statistics and keep doing what he's done so well for so long. He talks about his family often, I've always liked that about him. I hope he can beat this and have many years with them. Apple is a company that sells things worth a few hundred dollars, Steve Jobs is a human being who is priceless to his family and we wish him well.
post #20 of 82
Very sad indeed.

I wish Steve the best and GOD bless him.
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This could be nothing at all, but if the media rolls out their sensational "Is Steve Jobs on death's door?" BS reporting methodology, the stock could tumble 10% or more. People don't sell on fact, they trade on fear. Equally so they buy on hype. One barely known analyst came out and said Netflix was only worth $80/share when it was selling at $180 a few months ago, and it dropped to $165 before rebounding to over $237 now.
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Not only is this going to new lows, but coming from a family with cancer history and being treated at the same center, I can tell you that Steve could be at Stanford as part of some routine checkup as all cancer victims normally go through. So essentially, no one knows why he's there except that it's a cancer center.

Low lifes.
post #25 of 82
The frightful pics are at gawker.com as of 5:15pm pacific time. They are ugly, and it may make you cry.

I am hoping the pics are not real. We love Steve, and want him to enjoy some of what he has given the world.
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Pretty crappy to publish this stuff. It would absolutely suck to have your personal life on display all the time.

True, it does suck -- but it didn't have to be this way. Imagine if Apple had simply released a statement when Steve went on medical leave that he was taking time off for treatment and testing at Stanford. Then the National Mudwrestler has nothing of interest to publish and they could stick to stories about Oprah's alien baby, or whatever else it is they do.
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Originally Posted by Dr Millmoss View Post

True, it does suck -- but it didn't have to be this way. Imagine if Apple had simply released a statement when Steve went on medical leave that he was taking time off for treatment and testing at Stanford. Then the National Mudwrestler has nothing of interest to publish and they could stick to stories about Oprah's alien baby, or whatever else it is they do.

You think Apple releasing an early statement would change the tabloids from hounding him? Dream on.
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You think Apple releasing an early statement would change the tabloids from hounding him? Dream on.

It also sounds like he expects Apple to release a statement every time Steve Jobs take a breath or has a sniffle. As sfocal stated going to a center for checkups after a successful operation is normal.

Isnt Jobs still CEO of Apple unlike the last time he took a medical leave where Cook was put in charge? If he really only has 6 weeks to live I am sure well know by tomorrow as the directors would need to appoint the person Apple has groomed for this position. I assume that would be Cook.
post #29 of 82
I looked at the pics on gawker.com... I'm a physician, not an oncologist, but I've seen my share of Ca patients... he is on his feet, no cane or walker, looks like his balance is just fine, and independent,thank you... the pic of the hand is of questionable veracity, but nothing abnormal...he might look a bit thin and graying, but he's not in the dire straits the NE purports, and I doubt those amateur docs' opinions about the "6 weeks"...lastly, I really didn't see any distinguishing features that this really is Steve Jobs in the pic on the gizmodo website..could have been anyone with blue jeans..sad how these tabloids can publish nonsense..
post #30 of 82
This from Zimbio on Oct.27, 2010:

"The National Enquirer hits stands with a shocking picture of Michael Douglas, who is bravely battling cancer.

Docs are very concerned by his weight loss hes now apparently 139 lbs.

Now, the tab is claiming friends fear he has only 3 months to live."

So much for the credibility of the Enquirer. They may be accurate with some of their other scoops, but forget it when it comes to their 'celebrity deathbed' stuff.
post #31 of 82
In other news, The National Inquirer and The Sunday Sport (UK) have teamed up with a free iPad news app.
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This from Zimbio on Oct.27, 2010:

"The National Enquirer hits stands with a shocking picture of Michael Douglas, who is bravely battling cancer.

Docs are very concerned by his weight loss hes now apparently 139 lbs.

Good Christ, that's a good weight for him - he's only 5'7" or so.
post #33 of 82
From Rumorfix:
The November 22 cover of National Enquirer features a "Michael Douglas Collapses" headline. Last month the tabloid claimed the actor only had "3 Months To Live," now they're telling another elaborate tall tale regarding the actor's health.

"Gravely ill Michael Douglas collapsed at his New York apartment and was rushed to the hospital - and now the cancer stricken star is resisting the emergency surgery he needs to save his life."

A rep for Douglas tells RumorFix that the publication's story is bogus. "No, he did not collapse as reported by the National Enquirer, who were told it was untrue when they checked for verification."
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Sadly pancreatic cancer has a desperately low survival rate. We think of men like Steve Jobs as characters in a tech story so much of the time but he is a human being in pain and I wish the press would try to show decency in how they report these things.

Let's just hope Steve Jobs can beat the statistics and keep doing what he's done so well for so long. He talks about his family often, I've always liked that about him. I hope he can beat this and have many years with them. Apple is a company that sells things worth a few hundred dollars, Steve Jobs is a human being who is priceless to his family and we wish him well.

With all the news about Steve Jobs' illness in the last few years, I think you are the only AI poster who doesn't know by now that there are two types of pancreatic cancer and that Steve Jobs suffered from the rarer form which has a much higher survival rate than the one that took Patrick Swayze.

But I join you in hoping that he (and anyone else who is severely ill) beats his illness.
post #35 of 82
The "weeks to live" comment apparently comes from a random doctor who they showed the picture to. A doctor who, by the way, is not an oncologist.
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post #36 of 82
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I was talking about whatever rag is actually publishing it. I'm not sure how I feel about AI republishing it once it is out there. If I was Steve, I would probably be pretty pissed either way.

Especially if his doctor tells him "Just don't get cancer that way".
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Especially if his doctor tells him "Just don't get cancer that way".

You are really pathetic.
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damn. Hope it's just a checkup of some kind.

It probably was. He's likely there every two to three months for follow up treatments

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post #39 of 82
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That's what concerned me about his statement when he went on his current leave. It specifically stated that he hopes to return to Apple soon. Pancreatic cancer, whipple procedure surgery, marked weight loss, liver transplant and now this? We know his time is coming. No one lives 20 years, much less 5 - 10 years will all those things. My thoughts are with him and I am confident that Apple will succeed without him.

I don't recall that specific emphasis. It's just as likely that he hopes to return to Apple soon.
post #40 of 82
Enquirer just looking for a story. No respect or morals in respecting peoples privacy.
Firstly we all wish Steve Jobs the best of health and a speedy return.
After Jobs condition it's not unusual to go back for treatments or check ups. So where's the story?????
there is no story!!!
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