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The Symptoms of Pancreatic Cancer Alex Trebek Wanted You to Know

Best Life Logo By Charlie Duerr of Best Life | Slide 1 of 5: As the host of the wildly beloved quiz show Jeopardy since 1984, Alex Trebek has been a familiar figure in American households for just a few years shy of four decades. On Sunday, Nov. 8, when news broke that Trebek died at 80 years old, after a year-and-a-half long battle with pancreatic cancer, the country collectively mourned. The official Jeopardy Twitter account broke the news, saying, "Alex Trebek passed away peacefully at home early this morning, surrounded by family and friends. Thank you, Alex."Trebek announced in March of 2019 that he had been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer, and millions of people reacted as if the news were about a close friend or family member. The public outpouring of support found the good-natured game show host overwhelmed with gratitude. "People all over America and abroad have decided they want to let me know now, while I'm alive, about the impact that I've been having on their existence," Trebek told ABC's Good Morning America in December. "They have come out and they have told me, and my gosh, it makes me feel so good."But Trebek's battle with pancreatic cancer was hardly easy. According to Johns Hopkins University Medicine, stage 4 pancreatic cancer—which means the disease has spread throughout the body—has a five-year survival rate of only 1 percent, and the average patient doesn't live more than a year after receiving a diagnosis. Trebek, however, not only survived the disease more than a year since he made his diagnosis public, but he also continued to host the show that turned him into an icon of popular culture.Recently, Trebek had been open about how trying the ongoing journey had been, leading him to use his voice to educate others on the challenges he faced after receiving his diagnosis. To help you avoid a similar fate, here are the four symptoms of pancreatic cancer Trebek said he wished he'd known sooner. And for more hints to take when it comes to your health, check out the 40 Subtle Signs Your Body Is Telling You Something's Seriously Wrong.Read the original article on Best Life.

The Symptoms of Pancreatic Cancer Alex Trebek Wanted You to Know

As the host of the wildly beloved quiz show Jeopardy since 1984, Alex Trebek has been a familiar figure in American households for just a few years shy of four decades. On Sunday, Nov. 8, when news broke that Trebek died at 80 years old, after a year-and-a-half long battle with pancreatic cancer, the country collectively mourned. The official Jeopardy Twitter account broke the news, saying, "Alex Trebek passed away peacefully at home early this morning, surrounded by family and friends. Thank you, Alex."

Trebek announced in March of 2019 that he had been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer, and millions of people reacted as if the news were about a close friend or family member. The public outpouring of support found the good-natured game show host overwhelmed with gratitude. "People all over America and abroad have decided they want to let me know now, while I'm alive, about the impact that I've been having on their existence," Trebek told ABC's Good Morning America in December. "They have come out and they have told me, and my gosh, it makes me feel so good."

But Trebek's battle with pancreatic cancer was hardly easy. According to Johns Hopkins University Medicine, stage 4 pancreatic cancer—which means the disease has spread throughout the body—has a five-year survival rate of only 1 percent, and the average patient doesn't live more than a year after receiving a diagnosis. Trebek, however, not only survived the disease more than a year since he made his diagnosis public, but he also continued to host the show that turned him into an icon of popular culture.

Recently, Trebek had been open about how trying the ongoing journey had been, leading him to use his voice to educate others on the challenges he faced after receiving his diagnosis. To help you avoid a similar fate, here are the four symptoms of pancreatic cancer Trebek said he wished he'd known sooner. And for more hints to take when it comes to your health, check out the 40 Subtle Signs Your Body Is Telling You Something's Seriously Wrong.

Read the original article on Best Life.

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