Alex Trebek, 'Jeopardy!' host, has stage 4 pancreatic cancer

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    'Jeopardy!' Host Alex Trebek Has Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer

    Beloved "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek has been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer.

    Trebek, 78, was born in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, and became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 1998. He signed on to host “Jeopardy!” in 1984 and has been the only person to be the face of the long-running syndicated game show, which is distributed by Inside Edition's parent company, CBS Television Distribution...
     


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    Alex Trebek reveals he has stage 4 pancreatic cancer

    "Now normally, the prognosis for this is not very encouraging, but I’m going to fight this, and I’m going to keep working,” Trebek said a video.

    Alex Trebek, longtime "Jeopardy!" host, revealed Wednesday that he has been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer.

    Trebek said in a video he will attempt to finish out this season of "Jeopardy!"...
     
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    ‘Jeopardy!’ host Alex Trebek says he has pancreatic cancer

    Los Angeles – “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek says he has been diagnosed with advanced pancreatic cancer.

    In a video posted online Wednesday, the 78-year-old said he was announcing his illness directly to “Jeopardy!” fans in keeping with his long-time policy of being “open and transparent.”...
     
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    Oh this is sad.
     
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    I'm not a "Jeopardy" fan, but this is terrible news. I just hope he can have a decent quality of life for as long as possible.
     
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    Heard this on the radio earlier today. Such a shame, he is Jeopardy!

    Didn’t he just renew his contract? Said he would retire when this new contract ended. I don’t remember the length of the contract.
     
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    I wish Mr. Trebek the very best in his fight.

    It is a very difficult cancer because the symptoms don’t often show up till it is at an advanced stage. Karl Lagerfeld recently passed away from this I read he had been ill for a year but continued working up till a few weeks before he died.
     
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    TMZ is reporting Mr Trebek had signed on till the 2021-2022 season.
     
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    This is the worse cancer you can get. My aunt died of it and my son-in-law's mother. Survival rate is very low. I wish they could find a cure for cancer, it's been around for so many years.
     
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    I knew Karl Lagerfeld died, but didn't realize he'd had pancreatic cancer :( Prayers for Alex and his family!
    Prayers continue for you, too, greg!
     
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    I watched jeopardy every night this was on with my daughter when she was in elem/middle school. We looked forward to the show. Alex is a Class Act.
    I too last my sister Mary to pancreatic cancer, 3 months after diagnosis. So sad it doesn’t show it self most times till it’s too late.

    I hope Alex can beat this. Stay strong Alex & think positive.
     
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    We watch him every night. Such a class act! Praying for the best for him!
     
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    So sad.
     
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    Often diagnosed too late, hope for pancreatic cancer may be on the horizon

    More targeted treatments being tested could help improve survival rates , experts say.

    ...On Wednesday, longtime "Jeopardy" host Alex Trebek, 78, announced he had been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer — meaning the cancer has metastasized to other parts of his body. Trebek fits the profile of a pancreatic cancer patient in many ways: It's typically diagnosed in older patients, about two-thirds of whom are 65 or older; it's more common in men than in women; and it often is not diagnosed until very late...
     
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    I was so sad to hear this. :(
     
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    Come on Alex....you can do this !
     
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