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Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Inc., Steps Down Amid Talk of Cancer

Frank J. Dito, Jr.
Car accident, personal injury and workers’ compensation attorney serving Staten Island and Brooklyn New York.

Posted on Sep 01, 2011

Health Day reports that as Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Inc. steps down, there is talk about the battle he is facing with a serious, rare form of pancreatic cancer. When you are facing a serious illness that will result in disability for at least a year, then you could be entitled to receive Social Security disability benefits.

In 2004, Jobs was diagnosed with neuroendocrine cancer and underwent a liver transplant. Since then there has only been speculation about the effect the cancer has had on his ability to continue working. When he resigned, he didn't provide specific reasons why.

However, neuroendocrine cancer is a very serious but rare condition that only affects a few thousand individuals every year. The tumors don't always start in the pancreas; they can form in other areas of the body as well.

Doctors indicate that the prognosis for pancreatic cancer is much worse; however neuroendocrine cancer can be just as bad. Oftentimes it will return after undergoing treatment and those who have recurrences of this cancer are more likely to die from the disease.

If you are battling cancer or any other severe health condition that is preventing you from working, then you should immediately speak with Bronx social security disability lawyers.

Contacting Bronx Social Security Disability Lawyers 

Before you file your Social Security disability claim, be sure to take advantage of this free consumer's guide: 5 Mistakes to Avoid When Filing a Social Security Disability Claim. Contact a New York disability lawyer at the Law Offices of Frank J. Dito, Jr. for more information about your case - 718-701-2776.

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