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Terminal Tower goes purple for World Pancreatic Cancer Day

Terminal Tower goes purple on World Pancreatic Cancer Day.
Posted at 8:19 AM, Nov 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-21 08:20:06-05

CLEVELAND — Cleveland's iconic Terminal Tower went purple on Thursday in honor of World Pancreatic Cancer Day.

The purple lights are intended to show solidarity for a cancer that has the lowest survival rate among all major cancers.

Every day, more than 1,257 people worldwide will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, and an estimated 1,184 will die from the disease.

This year Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek was diagnosed with the cancer.

The cause of the majority of pancreatic cancer cases is unknown. Pancreatic cancer often doesn't cause any signs or symptoms in the early stages.

Symptoms include:

  • abdominal and mid-back pain
  • unexplained weight loss
  • yellow skin or eyes
  • change in stool
  • new-onset diabetes
  • loss of appetite
  • mood change

More info on pancreatic cancer here.