JPMorgan's Jamie Dimon Reveals Throat Cancer Diagnosis

He who speaks with forked tongue has throat ripped out?

JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon announced to employees and investors Tuesday that he has a curable form of throat cancer. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

By Steve Schaefer
1 July 2014

JPMorgan Chase JPM -1.19% Chairman and CEO Jamie Dimon revealed he has been diagnosed with throat cancer in an internal memo to employees Tuesday evening.

According to Dimon’s e-mail, the cancer is curable and “the prognosis from doctors is excellent” after multiple tests confirmed the cancer is confined to the original location and in the lymph nodes on the right side of his neck. The memo said Dimon will undergo eight weeks of chemotherapy and radiation at Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital and curtail his travel, but he does not plan to take time off from his day-to-day leadership of the firm.

Dimon’s announcement came on the very day he celebrates his 10th anniversary at the helm of the bank, which makes him the longest-tenured CEO among the major U.S. banks. That tenure, which began when JPMorgan acquired Dimon-led Bank One a decade ago, has had plenty of highs and lows.

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