Cook took over for Jobs for two months in 2004 while Jobs recovered from surgery to remove a tumor from his pancreas.
The surgery removes the right side of the pancreas, the gallbladder, and parts of the stomach, bile duct, and small intestine.
Eventually Jobs did have surgery, but by then it was too late—the cancer had spread beyond his pancreas.
I had a scan at 7:30 in the morning, and it clearly showed a tumor on my pancreas.
Even those that have been present for years, and in some cases decades, often stay safely confined to the pancreas.
Within this loop is a long pinkish gland, the pancreas, which empties by a duct into the duodenum.
The gall bladder was filled with bile, and the pancreas indurated.
This latter is seen about the region of the pancreas and in the folds of the mesentery.
What does this great combination of powers in the pancreas mean?
Into the intestine open the ducts of the pancreas and liver, two glands which the mammals share with lower vertebrates.
pancreas pan·cre·as (pāng'krē-əs, pān'-)
n. pl. pan·cre·a·ta (pān-krē'ə-tə)
A lobulated gland without a capsule, that extends from the concavity of the duodenum to the spleen, consists of a flattened head within the duodenal concavity, an elongated three-sided body extending across the abdomen, and a tail touching the spleen, and secretes insulin and glucagon internally and pancreatic juice externally into the intestine.
A long, irregularly shaped gland in vertebrate animals that is located behind the stomach and is part of the digestive system. It secretes hormones (insulin, glucagon, and somatostatin) into the bloodstream and digestive enzymes into the small intestine or gut. The pancreas also secretes sodium bicarbonate, which protects the lining of the intestine by neutralizing acids from the stomach.
A gland behind the stomach that functions in both the endocrine system and the digestive system. Its endocrine function involves the secretion into the bloodstream of insulin, which regulates the level of sugars in the blood. As part of the digestive system, the pancreas secretes into the small intestine a fluid containing enzymes that is used in the digestion of all foods.