The Surgeon’s Studio - Chapter 791 - Jobs’ Illness?
Chapter 791: Jobs’ Illness?
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
As a businessman, he had to argue for the sake of profit and face.
However, after listening to Zheng Ren’s words, Su Yun fell silent again.
He repeatedly pondered the meaning behind Zheng Ren’s words and quickly figured out Zheng Ren’s train of thought.
“Boss, is it the amount of surgeries?” Su Yun did not make it too clear in front of Peng Jia.
“Yes, six beds. No matter what, it’s not enough,” Zheng Ren smiled and admitted frankly.
Su Yun was relieved.
As long as the boss did not suddenly lose his mind, it was fine. If it was for the Nobel Prize, he could give up a certain amount of benefits.
After all, everything had to give way to the Nobel Prize.
If he could really win the prize, how much money would he have? Why would he care about the small amount of money he had now?
Peng Jia’s head was dripping with dew.
He did not know the situation of Zheng Ren and Su Yun. Although he could more or less guess the clues, he did not know the specifics.
However, this was not important. What was important was Zheng Ren’s attitude.
The matter went unexpectedly smoothly, making Peng Jia feel as if his luck had turned.
This had to be a dream…
Peng Jia did not dare to probe too much. If he offended the doctor who was as beautiful as a girl, he would be throwing stones at his own feet.
He told Zheng Ren a few of his requirements and the solution that he had thought about for a long time. Zheng Ren was also quite satisfied.
He did not need to increase the workload on his side, but he could also do some publicity. As for what happened after that, Zheng Ren had thought about it, but they were all in the general direction. He did not think too much about the details.
It was useless to think too much. He would just walk with his head lowered and occasionally look up at the road.
It was better to do it. This was Zheng Ren’s usual style.
Su Yun began to take over and discuss the details with Peng Jia in detail. It seemed that Su Yun was eager for the next round of TIPS surgery to be broadcasted live.
While they were chatting, Zheng Ren’s cell phone rang.
“Brother Yang, what’s the matter?”
“Oh, I’m discussing something outside. I’ll come back now.”
“No need, no need. I’ll come to you.”
After that, Zheng Ren hung up the phone and said with a smile, “Professor Yang has a patient looking for me to take a look at the radiographic films. You guys talk first.”
Peng Jia had nothing to say. “…”
Since the main character was not around, how could they talk about this matter?
Zheng Ren saw his expression and comforted him. “Su Yun can make the decision. You two can discuss it. This matter will start as soon as possible.”
After saying that, Zheng Ren picked up his coat and walked out.
Seeing Zheng Ren leave, Peng Jia was still in a daze.
Su Yun asked loudly, “Boss, what patient?”
“They said it was pancreatic cancer, but Professor Yang felt that something was wrong. He asked me to give him advice,” Zheng Ren said as he walked away.
Peng Jia was in a daze for a moment.
A 912 professor. He could not be sure. He wanted to ask Chief Zheng for a diagnosis? His status there was higher than he had imagined.
He immediately reflected that he had still underestimated Chief Zheng. He was a candidate for the Nobel Prize. He could not be negligent just because he was young.
Peng Jia straightened his attitude and became gentler. The conversation between him and Su Yun also became smoother.
Zheng Ren left the coffee shop, took a taxi, and returned to 912.
The coffee shop was not far from the hospital, but in order to save time, Zheng Ren still took a taxi back.
Zheng Ren was more or less reluctant to come into contact with Peng Jia for this kind of work. However, this was much better than when he was in Sea City. In the past, Zheng Ren would never agree to let Peng Jia come out.
Returning to 912, Zheng Ren changed his clothes and strode to the Department of Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery.
“Brother Yang, what patient is it?” Zheng Ren was already very familiar with Professor Yang. He entered the room and greeted him first.
The patient with hepatic hydatidosis had been successfully transferred out of the ICU and was currently in the recovery stage. This patient’s surgery rapidly improved the relationship between Zheng Ren and the General Surgery Department.
Zheng Ren had high standards, a good temper, and a simple and honest personality. Professor Yang admired Zheng Ren very much, so now that he could not make an accurate diagnosis, he had to find Zheng Ren to help him take a look.
There were not many patients of this type, often there being one every three to five days.
Zheng Ren had gradually adapted to the working environment and rhythm of 912, and things were gradually going smoothly for him.
“The diagnosis from the hospital below is pancreatic cancer with liver rotation. I feel that there is something wrong with the radiographic films.” Professor Yang waved his hand, indicating for Zheng Ren to hurry in. Then, he picked up the test sheet and flipped through it.
“Okay.” Zheng Ren walked in and saw the CT scan of his upper abdomen inserted into the radiographic film viewer. There was also a film bag placed on the table in front of the radiographic film viewer. He glanced at it. It had to be nuclear MRI.
On the radiographic films, there was a space-occupying lesion in the head of the pancreas. The shape was irregular. Moreover, there were two space-occupying lesions in the left liver. Although it was not large, the first impression was that there was pancreatic cancer with liver metastases.
Cancer accompanied by other organ metastases were in the terminal stage. In the past few years, it was a contraindication for surgery. It could only be treated with radiation and chemotherapy to try to maintain the survival period of the patient.
In recent years, with the minimally invasive surgery, the surgical trauma became smaller. There were also people who advocated surgical treatment. However, even if it was surgery, it was only tumor reduction. After the surgery, there was the possibility that the patient’s immune system would decline, and the tumor tissue would explode and spread.
This radiographic films reminded Zheng Ren of a case he had studied before.
“Does it look like Jobs’ disease?” Yang Lei looked at the CT scan on his upper abdomen and asked.
Yes, Zheng Ren was also thinking about Steve Jobs’ case.
The case was strange and tortuous, and the whole process was not publicized to the public. He could only speculate from certain things that he knew.
As a doctor specializing in general surgery, Zheng Ren had done research on this.
As early as 1987, a reporter at Jobs’ press conference described the symptoms of his as ‘slightly yellowed hands, shaking non-stop.’
However, Jobs himself did not pay attention to it, or the examination did not find out the truth.
In October 2003, after experiencing chest and abdomen pain for about five years, Jobs finally went to the hospital for treatment. The initial radiographic films were very similar to the CT scan in front of him. He had advanced pancreatic cancer with liver metastases.
Because he was a Buddhist and Jobs was very resistant to modern medicine, he had been adjusting his diet at the beginning, causing the initial treatment to be delayed.
Of course, this was what the media said, but Zheng Ren did not think so.
After he was diagnosed with advanced pancreatic cancer, Jobs refused the surgery and was prepared to die. Later, he was persuaded by the doctor to do a series of examinations such as a biopsy under the endoscope.
The diagnosis showed that he did not have pancreatic cancer, but a neuroendocrine tumor of the pancreas.
Unlike pancreatic cancer, the neuroendocrine tumor of the pancreas could be treated by surgery, and the recovery rate was more than 50% .
At the end of July 2004, Jobs underwent surgery at Stanford University Medical Center. The operation was not publicly announced. Zheng Ren guessed that it was a combined pancreaticoduodenectomy.
After the operation, Jobs recovered normally. After all, the combined pancreaticoduodenectomy had a huge impact on the human body. Moreover, after the operation, Jobs did not recover completely.
Five years later, the metastatic tumor on his liver grew. He flew to the Transplant Institute of Methodist University Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, for a liver transplant.
Two years later, Jobs died on October 5th.