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Biography Says Jobs Tried Exotic Treatment To Fight Cancer

Steven P Jobs - the man responsible for turning his fruit-themed company into the most valued technology outfit in the world, tried some exotic diets, along with sophisticated treatments to fight pancreatic cancer - the disease that eventually took his life earlier this month.

This new revelation about Steve Jobs - the co-founder and ex-CEO of Apple Inc. has been made by a new biography, scheduled to be released on Monday. Mr. Jobs, when he first decided not to undergo surgery and instead opted for acupuncture, fruit juice, herbal remedies along with other treatments. This move infuriated his friends, family and physicians claims the new book reveals The New York Times (opens in new tab).

The book also states that from October 2003 - when he first realised about the seriousness of his illness, until he underwent the first surgery in July 2004, Mr. Jobs decided to keep his health conditions private, and subsequently Apple employees, shareholders and executives were misled from knowing the truth.

The 630 page biography has been written by Walter Isaacson and it covers many never-heard-before episodes in the legendary Apple-man's life - for example, about his romantic life, his business dealings, his marriage, his relationship with his sibling etc. Mr. Isaacson had conducted over 40 interviews with Mr. Jobs in a time-span of 2 years.

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