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Alex Trebek's Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Video Raises New Questions About His Health

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As Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek continues his personal battle with pancreatic cancer, the Canadian-American is waging an even bigger campaign against this uniquely deadly form of the disease. The 79-year-old recently released an awareness video as part of his involvement with the World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition in which he shares some of the symptoms that can lead to earlier detection — signs he wishes he'd addressed sooner. And many fans are now wondering about Alex's illness and the current state of his health.

Here's the latest update on Alex Trebek's illness.

Unfortunately, as Alex points out in his awareness video, the prognosis is not good for someone with his diagnosis. In most countries, including the U.S., it is "the only major cancer with a 5-year survival rate in the single digits," he shares. When the host first announced his illness in March 2019 that he had been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer, he remained optimistic, despite the low survival rates.