He was offered surgery for pancreatic cancer as soon as it was discovered. Odds are good he’d be alive if he had the surgery right then and there. Instead he sought out alternative medicine. The treatment he sought was acupuncture, juices, and dietary supplements. The delay allowed the cancer to spread. There are a number of celebrities who have met an untimely end seeking out alternative medicine. Steve Jobs is just another one… why a smart person wouldn’t make a smart choice. Many think it is because of his “think different” approach, which can make sense in some situations but isn’t a good philosophy when your life is on the line.
By “InfoSphere”. From comments to the CNN article “Tim Cook tried to give Steve Jobs his liver”