Alex Trebek diagnoses & related questions answered
Alex Trebek has stage 4 pancreatic cancer: Common questions about disease
Content originally from Detroit Free Press on March 6, 2019
How common is pancreatic cancer?
Pancreatic cancer accounts for only 3.2 percent of all cancers, and 7.2 percent of all cancer deaths, according to the American Cancer Society. An estimated 55,440 people (29,200 men and 26,240 women) will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2018 in the United States.
In Michigan, an estimated new 1,920 cases will be diagnosed in 2018, and 1,610 people will die of it, according to the cancer society.