By: Rob Adams
Published: Jan 18, 2021
Steve Jobs Switzerland -- Apple problems? Steve Jobs went to a hospital in Basel, Switzerland to seek treatment for neuroendocrine cancer. The Apple CEO spent part of 2009 in a hospital as tech and investing worlds were trying to figure out the company.
Apple was releasing incredible products, but it was unclear why the legendary leader wasn't there. Fortune reports that Jobs had surgery for pancreatic cancer in 2004. He had returned after a medical leave, only to disappear a few years later, a second medical absence for roughly six months in 2009.
It was then revealed, six months later, that Jobs had undergone a secret liver transplant at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. However, during that absence, The Apple CEO also took an unpublicized flight to Switzerland to undergo an unusual radiological treatment at the University of Basel for neuroendocrine cancer. It seems that history is now repeating itself.
On Monday, Apple announced the third known absence by Jobs for medical reasons over the last 7 years. No one knows the exact reason and we probably won't know until he returns. The company has always kept it a private matter.
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