The news that Steve Jobs the founder of Apple had died today was greeted with sadness the world over. In the 35 years since he founded Apple, he created the Apple II, the iMac, iPod, iPhone and most recently, the iPad – five products that transformed the technological, music, film, TV, gaming and publishing industries.
The email announcing his death does not give a cause of death, but Jobs had battled pancreatic cancer for years, itwas reported that he was treated in 2004 for a pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor, a rare form of pancreatic cancer.
Around 7,800 people are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer each year; it is the fifth most common cause of death from cancer, accounting for 5% of all cancer cases. Cancer of the pancreas is a very serious form of cancer, which is difficult to detect, it causes few symptoms in its early stages, and therefore the condition is often not diagnosed until the cancer is relatively advanced. Being diagnosed with advanced cancer can be very frightening and you, your family and friends will have many questions to ask. But help is at hand, you will find rafts of support and advice from some of the many cancer charities in the UK.
Insurancewith is proud to support cancer charity Fighting All Cancer Together (FACT) through the sale of our cancer travel insurance policies. FACT offer support and advice to people diagnosed with cancer, they also support the family members too, who may have different requirements for support. Cancer travel insurance patients can obtain comprehensive travel insurance cover via this link on FACT’s web site or via our call centre on 08452307159.