Hace unos días, a través de un periódico propiedad de Berkshire
Hathaway -el Omaha World-Herald-, pudimos saber que Warren Buffett ha
terminado satisfactoriamente el tratamiento de 44 sesiones de
radioterapia que tenía previstas para tratar el cáncer de próstata en
fase 1 que le detectaron en una revisión rutinaria en Abril de este
Aunque la primera vez que oí la noticia me alarmé sobre la salud de
mi admirado Buffett, pronto mi amigo @Luis1, como médico que es me
tranquilizó y me indicó que la vida de Buffett no corría ningún
peligro. Aun así, esto son buenas y tranquilizadoras noticias para
todos aquellos que admiramos a este gran y humilde genio de las
inversiones y de la vida.
Adjunto la noticia del Omaha World Herald, disponible en este link.
Berkshire CEO Warren Buffett completes cancer treatments
Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett said Friday he has
completed his final radiation treatment for prostate cancer.
Speaking to a group of executives from the newspapers he's
acquired in recent months, Buffett said, “It's a great day for me.
Today I had my 44th and last day of radiation.”
Buffett, 82, had disclosed in April he was diagnosed with Stage
1 prostate cancer. At the time, he said his case “is not remotely
life-threatening or even debilitating in any meaningful way.”
Buffett started daily radiation treatments at the Nebraska
Medical Center in mid-July. He said they would hinder his travels
for about two months.
The diagnosis was a reminder that the day will come when someone
else will take his job leading Berkshire, and it prompted some calls
for him to be more transparent about his succession plan.
At Berkshire's annual meeting in May, he said his four doctors
(all Berkshire shareholders, he pointed out) laid out the treatment
options and give him a 99-plus percent chance of living at least
another decade with the disorder.
“In all seriousness, it is a non-event,” Buffett told shareholders.
Stage 1 prostate cancer does not cause symptoms, according to
the American Joint Committee on Cancer. It is estimated that half of
90-year-old men have it. One study showed that men diagnosed with
early prostate cancer have a survival rate of 87 percent after 10
years and their overall survival rate is about the same as men
without prostate cancer.
Buffett joked with executives about planning live to be the
oldest man alive. He expressed relief to have completed the
“I'll be feeling the side effects for a few weeks yet, but I am
so glad to say that's over,” he said.
The Omaha World-Herald Co. is owned by Berkshire Hathaway Inc.