By Dr. Andrew Jones
Steve Jobs, the founder of Apple, died 2 days ago at a very young age, 56.
My brother Michael has been a long time computer guy, and I recall him having one of the very first Apple computers back in the 1970’s…
Back when I didn’t get the computer thing..’what is the point?’
And now here I am with an ipod, iphone, and internet business very much impacted by Steve Jobs.
Mr Jobs was unfortunately diagnosed with pancreatic cancer 7 years ago, but was able to successfully battle the disease this long.
It’s a very difficult disease to treat- in people and pets.
Surgery is not usually an option, and once diagnosed, most animals live less than 1 year.
In one Alternative news article, I read how they claim that Steve Job’s life was shortened due to him choosing conventional treatment-chemotherapy and radiation.
First I consider that to be in poor taste, and secondly, I would dispute their claim.
Could have alternative options made a difference?
Yes, but 7 years is a long time to live after having such a devastating cancer…In fact if a dog were to live any where near that length after pancreatic cancer, it would almost be considered miraculous.
Ultimately it’s up to us to make healthy choices for BOTH our pets and OURSELVES to hopefully prevent cancer in the first place.
In thinking of my Dad dying of bladder cancer, one British study found that the rate of bladder cancer could be reduced by 50% IF people chose 3 different things…
1. NO smoking/tobacco
2. Better diet, MORE fruits and vegetables
3. MORE water, so less chance for toxins to concentrate in the bladder
I suspect that Steve Jobs was a fairly healthy guy, and ate well- he didn’t smoke..
Unfortunately, sometimes you can do ALL the right things, and end up with the disease anyway..
SO then it comes down to doing WHAT you can to prevent this and other serious diseases, and living life in the present.
Cause you just NEVER know
Thank You Steve Jobs for making a difference.
Here is his Stanford Commencement Video in which he imparts some impactful words of wisdom
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