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Buffett really may be -- averaging an entirely new level extraordinary openness -- about the private medical matters.
Of the CEO and that strikes especially sharp contrast with another famed billionaire the -- apple CEO Steve Jobs who was assiduously reticent and reluctant and critics might say maybe even a little misleading about his cancer.
Buffet issued a 189 of words statement late yesterday and startlingly simple blunt language telling -- shareholders quote.
This is to let you know that I've been diagnosed with stage one prostate cancer the good news is that I've been told by my doctors my condition is not remotely life threatening.
Now Buffett then goes on to reveal that when he -- when he heard the bad news is on Wednesday of last week that he had a cat -- a bone scan last Thursday an MR.
And how will restrict is that travel -- and also how he discovered the cancer his PSA test results were elevated above normal levels.
It back Buffett is so candid and so deep tailed that the 81 year old oracle of Omaha sounds a bit like your grandfather detailing all -- ailments that shot on the front porch.
-- Steve Jobs and apple handled his illness and a less -- rumors ran rampant as jobs Begin losing an alarming amount of -- a couple years ago.
Get a liver transcript of plant that wasn't disclosed to later and then.
When his cancer returned he may have been in denial he took a medical leave but he put out this is less than direct statement as many of you know quote.
I have been losing weight throughout 2008 the reason has been a mystery to me and my doctors fortunately after further testing my doctors think.
-- on the cause a hormone imbalance that statement Martha came out January 5 2009.
Steve Jobs died two years in nine months later.
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