Jeopardy! Host Alex Trebek has stage 4 pancreatic cancer. The 78-year-old TV icon revealed his diagnosis on March 6 in a video message.
"Like every year 50,000 people in the US, I was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer," says Trebek Video. "Normally the prognosis is usually not very encouraging, but I will fight against it and I will continue to work and with the love and support of my family and friends and with the help of your prayers I plan to surpass the statistics of low survival rates for this disease." 1
When medical experts talk about pancreatic cancer, they use "stadiums" to indicate the degree of spread of the disease.State 4 cancer is the most severe term, meaning that the cancer has spread to distant parts of the body, liver, lungs or bones.
By 2019, the American Cancer Society estimates that 56,770 people in the US will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and 45,750 will die from the disease. The lifetime risk of developing pancreatic cancer is approximately 1: 63.
The survival rates for pancreatic cancer are higher the sooner you catch it