While Jobs took another leave of absence, he is reportedly still working on Apple's campus. According to the SF Chronicle, Steve Jobs was spotted leaving the Stanford Cancer Center. Rumors also indicate the National Enquirer has Steve Jobs photos showing the Apple CEO, 55, leaving the center.
The Stanford Cancer Center is the same facility where the late Patrick Swayze received chemotherapy for pancreatic cancer during his last days. In 2004, Jobs revealed his battle with and surgery for pancreatic cancer.
Currently Jobs is on his third leave of absence from his work at Apple in seven years. The National Enquirer Steve Jobs photos show the CEO looking drawn and skeletal. He is seen getting out of his car at the cancer, just a day after being seen working at Apple's campus in Cupertino, California.
According to Radar Online, Steve Jobs has been regularly visiting the Stanford Cancer Center. The NY Daily News reports in January, Jobs sent an email to employees explaining his leave of absence, saying, “the board of directors granted me a medical leave of absence so I can focus on my health. I will continue as CEO and be involved in major strategic decisions for the company.”
When Jobs took a six month leave in 2009, many speculated he was more ill that he was telling anyone. Jerry York, Apple director at that time, indicated Jobs flew to Switzerland secretly to undergo radiological treatment for neuroendocrine cancer. Other rumors surrounded Jobs' health, including a possible liver transplant in Tennessee. In 2010, York died and details of an interview he had with Fortune indicated Jobs' health was in worse shape than anticipated.
The National Enquirer purportedly spoke to Dr. Samuel Jacobson, a critical-care physician who states Jobs' prognosis does not appear to be promising. He said, “Judging from the photos, he is close to terminal. I would say he has six weeks.”
The sad news has everyone in the cyber world concerned about Steve Jobs' health. The tragic National Enquirer photos add to the level of worry fans feel about Steve Jobs battle against cancer. On Thursday, February 24, Jobs will turn 56 years old. His supporters are hopeful Jobs is getting the treatment he needs to return to life and his work as CEO at Apple.