Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek offereda one-year update to fans about his battle with pancreatic cancer Trebek, who has actually been hosting Jeopardy! for over 35 years, was identified with phase 4 pancreatic cancer in March 2019, and has actually been going through chemotherapy treatments.
Today, Trebek posted a video directed towards fans and other survivors. As he keeps in mind in the video, numerous other individuals affected with cancer have actually aimed to him as “a motivation, and a cheerleader of sorts of the worth of living and hope.”
The 1 year survival rate for phase 4 pancreatic cancer is 18%; the two-year survival rate is 7%, Trebek stated in the video. In spite of these painful chances, Trebek offered a touching and motivating video upgrade. While he confesses that there have actually been “not so great days” that led him to question whether treatment was worth it, his tone stayed favorable.
” My oncologist attempted to cheer me up recently,” he stated. “He stated, ‘Alex, despite the fact that the two-year survival rate is just 7%, the 2 people would be being in his office commemorating the second anniversary of survival.'”
When Trebek was initially identified, he launched a declaration that, in part, read: “I prepare to beat the low survival rate data for this illness. Truth informed, I need to! I have to host Jeopardy due to the fact that under the terms of my agreement! for 3 more years! assist me. Keep the faith and we’llwin We’ll get it done. Thank you.”
Jeopardy! has actually continued with Trebek at the helm because his medical diagnosis; there was a huge all-star competition to commemorate the show’s 35 th anniversary that restored former champions like Ken Jennings.