Some tech CEOs are more forthcoming than others about their illness.
Oshman, chairman and then CEO of electricity-grid equipment maker Echelon, put out a press release in November 2009 that he was suffering from lung cancer. The release stated that the cancer was “both treatable and curable.”
The Apple CEO informed his board that he had cancer in 2003, but a public disclosure was not made by Apple until August 2004 after Jobs had undergone surgery. Jobs had a liver transplant in April 2009.