Aveda founder dies of pancreatic cancer - KMSP-TV

Aveda founder dies of pancreatic cancer

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Horst Rechelbacher, founder of Minneapolis-based beauty-products company Aveda Corp., died at his Wisconsin home of pancreatic cancer on Saturday at the age of 72.

Fox 9 medical expert Dr. Archelle Georgiou explains pancreatic cancer and its warning signs.

Pancreatic cancer has very vague symptoms, often leading to a delayed diagnosis – once diagnosed, it's often too late.

COMMON SYMPTOMS

-Back and abdominal pain

-Jaundice

-Weight loss

TWO MODIFIABLE RISK FACTORS

-Smoking

-Chronic alcohol use leading to pancreatitis

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