CNN.com: Dr. Jeffrey Mechanick Comments: “Piecing Together Details Of Jobs' Health History”

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 – August 25, 2011 /Press Release/  –– 

Steve Jobs has been notoriously private about his health, but as he steps down as CEO of the company he helped invent and re-invent, speculation abounds that he has gotten very sick. Jobs revealed in 2004 that he had a pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor, kind of pancreatic cancer that tends to grow slowly. If a recurrence of his cancer, a pancreatic tumor would typically lead to an overproduction of hormones including glucagon, which results in weight loss if produced in excess, said Dr. Jeffrey Mechanick in 2009. Mechanick, a clinical professor at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York, was not involved in Jobs' care. Learn more