Whether you are an avid fan of television game shows or just surf what’s on, you would most likely have run across host Alex Trebeck and the Jeopardy Game Show at some point. Alex Trebeck and Jeopardy first aired on NBC on March 30, 1964, and aired until January 3, 1975 on daytime television. From September 1974 to September 1975, it was on in the evening. Then in 1978 the All-New Jeopardy! launched and the show has continued to the present.
In March 2019 Alex Trebek announced that he had been diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic cancer. He shared that his prognosis was poor and he would aggressively fight the disease. And that takes us to World Pancreatic Cancer Day. Alex Trebek has become a spokesperson for Pancreatic Cancer awareness and he has recorded a public service announcement for World Pancreatic Cancer Day which is on November 21, 2019.
On World Pancreatic Cancer Day, people around the world and 80 organizations from over 30 countries and six continents will be working together to raise awareness and encourage action in fighting this disease.
One of the biggest steps is to publicize the symptoms. The symptoms of Pancreatic Cancer can also be caused by other conditions such as pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas), gallstones, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or hepatitis (inflammation of the liver) but these are the most common symptoms of Pancreatic Cancer:
- Abdominal and mid-back pain
- Unexplained weight loss
- Yellow skin or eyes
- Change in stool
- New-onset diabetes
- Digestive problems
- Mood Change
Source: World Pancreatic Cancer Day
Pancreatic cancer has the lowest survival rate among all major cancers. The goal of World Pancreatic Cancer Day event is to raise awareness and support research to fight this deadly disease. Visit the World Pancreatic Cancer Day website and learn more about common symptoms, risk factors, and treatments.