WATCH: Alex Trebek’s New PSA About Pancreatic Cancer Awareness
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Iconic @jeopardy host Alex Trebek has bravely continued working on the game show while going through chemotherapy for pancreatic cancer—all while keeping his fans up to date on his condition. He now says he’s “nearing the end” of his life and may have to leave Jeopardy once and for all. Tap the link in our bio for more and let’s send Alex strength during these difficult times 💙❤️
Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek has launched a new public service announcement to help raise awareness for pancreatic cancer, which he was diagnosed with earlier this year.
The beloved TV star partnered with World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition to announce the upcoming World Pancreatic Cancer Day on November 21, and in the video, he stated that the cancer still has a five-year survival rate in most countries.
Furthermore, Alex is joining 80 organizations from 30 countries to raise awareness of the risks and symptoms associated with cancer.
“I wished I had known sooner that the persistent stomach pain I experienced before my diagnosis was a symptom of pancreatic cancer,” he said in the announcement, adding that other common symptoms include “mid-back pain, unexplained weight loss and the yellowing of the skin or eyes.”
The reason why there is a low survival rate among all major cancers is because few people know the risks and symptoms, Alex points out. Therefore, they’re diagnosed at an advanced stage.
We love you, Alex. Thank you for raising awareness to the cause.