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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Steve Jobs dead at 56, his life ended prematurely by chemotherapy and radiotherapy for cancer


Steve Jobs dead at 56, his life ended prematurely by chemotherapy and radiotherapy for cancer It is extremely saddening to see the cost in human lives that modern society pays for its false belief in conventional medicine and the cancer industry in particular. Visionary Steve Jobs died today, just months after being treated for cancer with chemotherapy at theStanford Cancer Center in Palo Alto, California. In recent months, he appeared in public photos as a frail shadow of his former self. The thin legs, sunken cheek bones and loss of body weight are all classic signs of total body toxicity observed in chemotherapy and radiotherapy patients.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Such nonsense has come to be expected from the juvenile and delusional writer of this article. It is no secret that all therapies have failed to greater or lesser extents - conventional and alternative - and that a radically different approach is needed, free of stupidity, greed, smoke and mirrors. Until that day, at least conventional researchers are honest enough to talk about and publish their failures and limitations for all of us to see.

Other writers have previously written or implied the opposite headline as this one - i.e. that it was "horrific" and "irresponsible" for Steve Jobs to even consider not having conventional therapy (see excerpt below)...that perhaps his delaying conventional treatment contributed to a poorer outcome etc.

Claims made by both types of authors - for or against conventional treatments - basically are trying to graft various viewpoints and agendas onto people's suffering.

Jobs - a long term fruitarian/vegan/vegetarian/buddhist - had enough hippy values and the financial means to conduct considerable, lengthy investigation into alternative therapies and he did just that according to the article excerpted below. Both that approach and the conventional treatment failed to extend his life even to the expected additional ten years. That is just where we are at right now in terms of what is globally available - some conditions are to far gone for our current primitive understanding to be able to help right now. Most of us hope that is not true and some posters here pretend to know something that would have "cured" Steve Jobs if he'd only taken the time...yet it appears he was one step ahead of you and had already exhausted those avenues.

"(Fortune Magazine) -- In October 2003, as the computer world buzzed about what cool new gadget he would introduce next, Apple CEO Steve Jobs - then presiding over the most dramatic corporate turnaround in the history of Silicon Valley - found himself confronting a life-and-death decision.
During a routine abdominal scan, doctors had discovered a tumor growing in his pancreas. While a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer is often tantamount to a swiftly executed death sentence, a biopsy revealed that Jobs had a rare - and treatable - form of the disease. If the tumor were surgically removed, Jobs' prognosis would be promising: The vast majority of those who underwent the operation survived at least ten years.

Yet to the horror of the tiny circle of intimates in whom he'd confided, Jobs was considering not having the surgery at all. A Buddhist and vegetarian, the Apple (AAPL, Fortune 500) CEO was skeptical of mainstream medicine. Jobs decided to employ alternative methods to treat his pancreatic cancer, hoping to avoid the operation through a special diet - a course of action that hasn't been disclosed until now.

Jobs' tumor was discovered in October 2003. He had been getting abdominal scans periodically because of a history of intestinal problems. His doctors noticed a growth that turned out to be an islet cell neuroendocrine tumor - a rare and operable form of pancreatic cancer. With surgery, his long-term prognosis would be good.

But Jobs sought instead to treat his tumor with a special diet while launching a lengthy exploration of alternative approaches. "It's safe to say he was hoping to find a solution that would avoid surgery," says one person familiar with the situation. "I don't know if he truly believed that was possible. The odd thing is, for us what seemed like an alternative type of thing, for him is normal. It's not out of the ordinary for Steve."