Alex trebek host of the popular game show Jeopardy releases one-year video update on his pancreatic cancer battle. Trebek’s flawless hosting skills have graced the trivia game show for 36 seasons and more than 8,000 episodes. Winner of six Emmys for Outstanding Game Show Host, 79-year-old Trebek has been the host of Jeopardy, since it aired first in 1984. Considered one of the most recognized television personalities of all time, Alex trebek has appeared, as himself, in plenty of TV shows including TheX-Files, JackRyan, and Orange Is the New Black.
One year after he announced that he had been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer, Alex trebek updates his fans on his condition while revealing new details about his physical and psychological struggles. “The one-year survival rate for stage 4 pancreatic cancers is 18% this particular strand of cancer has the highest mortality rate of all cancers. I’m very happy to report I have just reached that milestone” Trebek said in a video posted on social media on Wednesday. The longtime game show host told the public in March 2019 that he was undergoing treatment for pancreatic cancer, with a stage 4 diagnosis indicating it had spread beyond his pancreas. In May, Alex said his cancer was in near remission, but then announced in September he had to resume chemotherapy. Trebek went on to discuss how intimidating cancer treatment can be, both physically and psychologically. The beloved TV personality did not seem to be fishing for sympathy so much as validating the experiences of cancer patients around the world and being honest about what he was going through.
There were moments of great pain, days when I lost physical functions some functions no longer functioned, and sudden attacks of immense depression that made me wonder if it was worth fighting on, Alex trebek continued his Jeopardy hosting duties and remained optimistic while enduring the side effects of weight loss, fatigue, and thinning hair. “It would be devastating for other cancer patients suffering from the diseases that have looked up to me for faith, hope and optimism, and. And it would definitely have been a betrayal of my faith in God and the millions of prayers that have been said on my behalf. In his most recent video, Trebek said if we take it just one day at a time with a positive attitude, anything is possible he is doing his best to stay positive.
A representative for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network said that Trebek’s honesty about his disease has transformed the environment around cancer patients and provided hope to people impacted by cancer.”Alex trebek confirmed that his disease is not in remission but he says that he will keep fighting against it and keep the nation updated. His fans have been wishing him well ever since, with prayers and encouragement both on the air and on social media. Referring to a discussion with his oncologist, he said they were working to make sure he is still alive in another year.