Steve Jobs Dies of Pancreatic Cancer After 7 year Battle
From USA TODAY Aug 24 2011
"Jobs has undergone aggressive treatment for the cancer, which he first acknowledged in 2004. Jobs had surgery to treat the original cancer, then underwent a liver transplant in 2009.
That suggests that his original tumor had spread from his pancreas to his liver, in spite of surgery to remove it, says Tempero.
Liver transplants for this kind of tumor are “occasionally successful, but it’s a real long shot,” Tempero says.
Patients who receive organ transplants must take drugs to prevent the body from rejecting the new organ, Tempero says. But because these drugs also suppress the immune system, they can allow the original cancer to re-emerge and attack either the new liver or other organs.”