Pancreatic Cancer Awareness: What to know about ‘the world’s toughest cancer’

The tragic news of the passing of Alex Trebek, the longtime host of the quiz show “Jeopardy!," has many people wanting to know the symptoms of pancreatic cancer and how to join the fight against it.

Trebek was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer in March 2019 and vowed to keep hosting the show for as long as he is physically able.

He passed away Sunday at the age of 80.

According to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, “pancreatic cancer has the lowest survival rate of all major cancers. Recognizing the symptoms and understanding who’s at risk can lead to early detection, which means better patient outcomes.”

Click here to assess your risk for pancreatic cancer. November is also Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month.

To join the fight against “the world’s toughest cancer”, click here.

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