Alex Trebek announces he has stage 4 pancreatic cancer

 
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2019 2:27 pm    Post subject: Alex Trebek announces he has stage 4 pancreatic cancer

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Alex Trebek announces he has stage 4 pancreatic cancer

(CNN)"Jeopardy" host Alex Trebek is hoping for a victory as he wages a battle against cancer.

The longtime game show host on Wednesday announced he's been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer in a video posted to the show's YouTube account.
"Now, normally, the prognosis for this is not very encouraging, but I'm going to fight this. And I'm going to keep working and with the love and support of my family and friends -- and with the help of your prayers also -- I plan to beat the low survival rate statistics for this disease," he said.
Trebek also joked: "Truth told, I have to because under the terms of my contract, I have to host 'Jeopardy' for three more years. So help me. Keep the faith, and we'll win. We'll get it done."
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2019 2:33 pm    Post subject:

Happy to see he has such a positive attitude about something with very low odds of beating. I hope he does pull through.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2019 2:35 pm    Post subject:

Damn cancer!

Rooting for him even if he is stage 4. My long-time supervisor was diagnosed with stage 3 pancreatic cancer seven years ago and still alive and kicking. He has the most remarkable positive attitude of anyone I know.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2019 2:45 pm    Post subject:

My friend's coworker had Stage 4 and was able to beat it.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2019 2:45 pm    Post subject:

What a guy Trebek is. His message is filled with dignity and humor, even as he shares the news of an absolutely devastating diagnosis. Stage 4 pancreatic cancer is one of the worst things you can hear. The median survival rate is between 2 and 6 months. Of course, he'll have access to the best possible care, but at this stage, it's hard to do much.

I competed on the Jeopardy family of shows, and though Alex was not the host of the show I was on, this really sucks to hear. Give 'em hell, Alex.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2019 3:31 pm    Post subject:

Been a Jeapordy fan since the Art Fleming days. I wish Alex well and hope he beats cancer.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2019 3:59 pm    Post subject:

I'll take full recovery for 1000, and hope it's the daily double.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2019 4:21 pm    Post subject:

Praying for him and his fam! Got an aunt battling cancer rn, wouldn't wish it on anyone.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2019 4:26 pm    Post subject:

Terrible news. I think he honestly has the best job in the world, and of course he's perfect at it. Hope he beats the odds.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:42 pm    Post subject:

Omar Little wrote:
I'll take full recovery for 1000, and hope it's the daily double.


I was gonna go with, "What is Stage 4 pancreatic cancer?", but I actually like Alex.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:53 pm    Post subject:

jeopardy is the only primetime network show I've watched in the past 15 years

hope alex pulls through
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2019 6:54 pm    Post subject:

Omar Little wrote:
I'll take full recovery for 1000, and hope it's the daily double.


I'll go all in Alex.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:56 pm    Post subject:

Damn, that's normally a death sentence. Good luck to him.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2019 2:49 am    Post subject:

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My friend's coworker had Stage 4 and was able to beat it.
Stage 4 pancreatic cancer is almost always unbeatable, sadly.
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