During an abdominal scan, Jobs is diagnosed with pancreatic neuro-endocrine cancer.
He has surgery, called pancreatoduodenectomy, at Stanford University Medical Center to remove his gallbladder plus part of the pancreas, stomach, and bile duct.
Jobs emails Apple employees, saying he had surgery and expects to “return to work in September.”
He appears thin and gaunt at a conference. An Apple spokesperson says “Steve’s health is robust.”
Jobs again looks seriously ill, and Apple says he has “a common bug.” The New York Times reports that his health issues were more serious but “weren’t life-threatening.”
He quotes Mark Twain: “Reports of my death are greatly exaggerated.”
After missing a Macworld event, Jobs blames his severe weight loss on a “hormone imbalance.” He takes a medical leave of absence from Apple.
He travels to Switzerland, Fortune later reports, for an experimental radiation treatment unavailable in the U.S.
Travels to Memphis for a liver transplant, performed by Dr. James Eason at Methodist University Hospital. He soon returns to Apple.
Jobs issues a statement saying, “I now have the liver of a mid-20s person who died in a car crash and was generous enough to donate their organs, and I wouldn’t be here without such generosity.”
Jobs announces he is taking medical leave.
Aug. 24, 2011
Citing his poor health, Jobs steps down as CEO of Apple.
Oct. 5, 2011
Jobs dies at age 56.