“The following timeline details the reports about Apple Inc. Chief Executive Officer Steve Jobs’s health since his cancer diagnosis in 2003,” Kevin Miller reports for Bloomberg. “Jobs took another leave of absence today to focus on his health, ceding day-to-day operations to Chief Operating Officer Tim Cook.”
• October 2003: Jobs is diagnosed with cancer in his pancreas and tries to treat the illness by switching to a special diet to avoid surgery, according to a 2008 article in Fortune magazine citing people familiar with the matter. Apple decides not to tell investors after consulting lawyers, the magazine said.
• Aug. 1, 2004: Jobs, then 49, discloses the cancer for the first time, saying he had successful surgery to extract the tumor. The operation removed the cancer in time and he won’t require chemotherapy or radiation, Jobs says. Cook runs the company until Jobs returns to work in September.
Full timeline here.