BUSINESS
02/16/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Steve Jobs Said To Be Considering Liver Transplant

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.

Patients with Jobs's condition can survive for 20 years or more from the time of their original cancer diagnosis, and the surgery often gives good results, said Steven Brower, professor and chairman of surgery at Mercer University School of Medicine in Savannah, Georgia. Brower hasn't treated Jobs and doesn't know details of his condition.

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