“Ailing Apple CEO Steve Jobs checked into Stanford Hospital over the weekend and was scheduled for surgery this morning, we hear,” Owen Thomas reports for ValleyWag.
“At a party in Silicon Valley last night, a Stanford staffer who had just come from the hospital told friends, including our source, about the ‘extra special care’ being afforded their famous patient,” Thomas reports.
UPDATE: 11:59pm EST: Dan Frommer reports for SIlicon Alley Insider, “A Valley source tells us this is wrong. ‘He was in Apple meetings today, as a matter of fact. Valleywag is 100 percent wrong.'”
“The specific procedure Jobs was checked in for wasn’t relayed by the chatty Stanford employee,” Thomas reports. “Bloomberg News, citing experts who had observed Jobs’s condition after treatment for pancreatic cancer in 2004, reported that he might have liver cancer.”
MacDailyNews Take: Actually, for those who are interested in reality, what Bloomberg’s trio of vultures, Connie Guglielmo, John Lauerman and Dina Bass, reported on January 16, 2009, was, “Apple Inc. Chief Executive Officer Steve Jobs is considering a liver transplant as a result of complications after treatment for pancreatic cancer in 2004, according to people who are monitoring his illness.” Guglielmo, Lauerman and Bass then quoted one Steven Brower, professor and chairman of surgery at Mercer University School of Medicine in Savannah, Georgia, as stating, “Neuroendocrine tumors that originate in the pancreas, as Jobs’s did, often spread to the liver. One option doctors have in these cases is to perform a liver transplant.” Guglielmo, Lauerman and Bass also mentioned in the same article that “Brower hasn’t treated Jobs and doesn’t know details of his condition.” Therefore, Jobs “might have liver cancer” according to a doctor who “hasn’t treated Jobs and doesn’t know details of his condition.” By the way, back in August, you might remember, Bloomberg News mistakenly ran Steve Jobs’ obituary.
Thomas continues, “Steve Dowling, an Apple spokesman, did not return a phone call for comment. The operator at Stanford Hospital did not have a listing for a patient under Jobs’s name, but a spokesman for the hospital said that any patient can request not to be listed under federal privacy laws.”
Full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: That sound you hear is Edward R. Murrow spinning in his grave at approximately 10,000 RPM.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “cwa107” for the heads up.]