Alex Trebek reminds us to go beyond fear of pancreatic cancer

00:32 EST 8 Mar 2019 | KevinMD

The news that beloved game show host Alex Trebek has advanced stage pancreatic cancer hit his millions of fans hard this week. His illness has elicited heartbreak and support. As a clinician who treats pancreatic cancer, I anticipated the reaction that would follow next. Fear. While it is a rare form of cancer, pancreatic cancer […]

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