"Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek has announced that he has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
The host posted a message on the show's YouTube channel.
"Jeopardy!" runs on Channel 11 weeknights at 7 p.m. followed by "Wheel of Fortune." Longtime "Wheel" host Pat Sajak tweeted his reaction to the announcement.
More than 90 percent of pancreatic cancer patients die within five years of diagnosis.
"As far as early warning signs, unfortunately there are very few and warning signs for pancreatic cancer are fairly nonspecific," said Dr. Suzanne Schiffman, an oncologist for Allegheny Health Network.
Symptoms that might show up are:
- abdominal pain
- weight loss
- yellow jaundice
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