Steve Jobs Regrets Delaying Surgery

The late Apple CEO showed indecision regarding his cancer treatment.
1:55 | 10/20/11

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Today we got some agonizing news about former apple CEO Steve Jobs -- as you know died from cancer two weeks ago. It turns out that He wrestled with the decision over how to treat his cancer and in new biography out next week we learned He regretted the choice He -- The choice -- probably shortened his life. You see Sharon -- -- He has more. He -- access to the best medical treatments best surgeons in the world. But Steve Jobs diagnosed with a deadly pancreatic cancer reportedly refused to allow surgeons perform what could have been like -- surgery. -- it was too invasive. Instead He tried alternative therapies and later said He regretted that decision. Which is one of the stunning revelations in the Steve Jobs authorized biography. Walter Isaacson who conducted more than forty interviews with jobs for the book some of them taped right before his death said the subject was off limits. Of his early days jobs revealed that He was often bullied in school but He stopped going to church at age thirteen. Factory -- photo of a starving child on the cover of life magazine. Leading him to later studies and buddhism. Jobs experimented with various diets and said He was on one -- -- -- -- -- -- when He decided to name the company apple. He just come back from an apple farm and thought the name sounded fine spirited. And not intimidating. And designed it became so distinctly apple jobs revealed his inspiration was a Cuisinart food processor He sat on a department store. He was -- -- by the sleek design He decided to make the case of one of the first apple computers -- -- and plastic instead of metal. Apple's first president Mike Scott is interviewed for the book to. He says one of his first projects was to get jobs -- CEO to shower and it didn't really work. The book comes out Monday and like so many things jobs touched it's already a best seller. -- foxy ABC news New York.

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