"Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek is helping raise awareness about pancreatic cancer following his own diagnosis with the disease.
In a 60-second public service announcement Wednesday in support of the World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition, the 79-year-old television host talked about the risks and symptoms of the disease.
"In nearly every country, pancreatic cancer is the only major cancer with a five-year survival rate in the single digits," Trebek said in the PSA. "Now, in order to help patients fight and survive this disease, more attention and awareness are needed."
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Trebek first revealed he was battling stage 4 pancreatic cancer in a YouTube video in March.
In the PSA, he said symptoms can include new onset diabetes, unexplained weight loss, the yellowing of the skin or eyes and mid-back pain.
“I wished I had known sooner that the persistent stomach pain I experienced prior to my diagnosis was a symptom of pancreatic cancer," he said.
Trebek ended the video by asking others to join in spreading awareness for the disease on world pancreatic cancer day on Nov. 21.