Apple’s Steve Jobs had a liver transplant

Steve Jobs had a liver transplant two months ago and is expected to return to work at Apple at the end of this month.

According to the Wall Street Journal, Jobs had the transplant two months ago, and has recovered well from the operation. He may take on light duties at Apple after he returns to work.

Jobs, who is 54, had pancreatic cancer and a tumor was removed. But the Journal said, quoting a cancer specialist, said that the type of tumor he had often metastasized in other organs, and that organ was normally the liver.

He underwent the operation in Tennessee, which apparently has a shorter waiting list for these type of transplants in other states.

Five year survival from liver transplants is normally around 75 percent, and recovery from these operations is relatively fast, said the Journal, here. (Subscription required)