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Doctor who treated Steve Jobs' cancer explained why he couldn't cure it

This October 5 will be nine years since Steve Jobs died at age 56 at his home in California product of a strong metastasis that caused a pancreatic cancer that afflicted him since 2004 and for which a liver transplant had been done in 2009.

The Apple leader not only left a gap in his company, but also throughout the world of technology, who still cries and cries out for his creations in the company he founded.

The truth is that in his last years of treatment, who was in charge of his health was Dr. David Agus, a renowned oncologist and professor of medicine who gave details of Jobs's death in an interview with the Russian Forbes magazine.

And one of the first things he cleared was the little prevention that the former Apple leader took.

Portrait Steve Jobs

“Steve has never been involved in prevention. The simplest is aspirin.One of the oldest medicines known to mankind, is found in all pharmacies, it is cheap.It is proven that if you take a low dose of aspirin (75 mg) a day, the risk of developing oncology is reduced by 30%, the risk of lung, colon and prostate cancer is reduced by 46%. Prevention and regular exams are available to almost everyone, regardless of their standard of living, ”was one of his first tips .

However, David Agus is convinced that the problem was that Steve Jobs was too late to deal with his medical team.

“Steve came late. The doctors who had been directed before were wrong: they recommended nutritional therapy instead of surgery, and the cancer spread throughout the body. It was a mistake. doctor. And at the beginning of the fight against cancer, he made the wrong decision: he rejected the operation, which could probably save his life, ”he added.

Dr. Agus went further, and said that despite everything, he managed to make the iPhone creator extend his life many years.

“And yet, due to the advanced treatment methods, we extend his life for six full years, this is a lot. I did not die shortly after the diagnosis was announced, I did not die painfully these six years, but lived before his death, managed to say goodbye to his friends and family … my task is not to cure the cancer, but to allow the patient to live normally Until the last day. This is a task not only for medicine, but also for the economy. A task that requires a different social structure. And again, I emphasize that it is a fundamentally different attitude towards you and your health. ”

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