I talk with my kids often about Steve Jobs, he is probably one of the brightest guys in my lifetime, and because I grew up in the computer business, I always followed his career with wonder. Soon after he passed away there were many questions raised about how he handled his cancer diagnosis and treatment. We will never know if different decisions would have extended his life but my feeling is no matter how much you think you know about something, it is always best to take the advice of people who have spent their lives studying and working on it.
There is a good article on kevinmd.com about what happened here if you want to know more…
Forbes article on the subject is here… “According to Steve Jobs’ biographer, Walter Isaacson, the Apple AAPL -0.01% mastermind eventually came to regret the decision he had made years earlier to reject potentially life-saving surgery in favor of alternative treatments like acupuncture, dietary supplements and juices. Though he ultimately embraced the surgery and sought out cutting-edge experimental methods, they were not enough to save him.”