The news may still feel fresh to many, but believe it or not, it has been one year since Alex Trebek revealed his diagnosis of stage 4 pancreatic cancer. The outlook for many with the illness is pretty grim, but Trebek has soldiered on and remained host of Jeopardy! while battling the illness. Now, on the anniversary of his public announcement, Trebek had an update to share with the world.
The update isn't so much about the road ahead for Alex Trebek, but what he's endured in the past year. As usual, Trebek was his candid self when talking about the illness and discussed the highs and lows of the process thus far.
That last bit of the above may be rough for Jeopardy! fans to hear, but Alex Trebek been open and honest to serve as a representative for others battling cancer. It would be disingenuous or potentially do others a disservice not to be honest about his low points, as opposed to being the superhuman game show host he has looked like on television in the past year.
The good news is, Alex Trebek told viewers in his message that he did eventually pull out of that funk. Ultimately, he realized continuing the fight was worth doing for his wife, and the many others who have followed his journey and offered their support in various ways.
In the final part of his message, Alex Trebek mentioned the two-year survival rate for those with stage 4 pancreatic cancer is even lower. 7% isn't a great number anyone wants to hear, but Trebek said his oncologist "was certain," the two of them would be sitting in his office a year from now celebrating another year of life since Trebek's diagnosis. Trebek felt positive about the future as well, and added that if anyone can take things one day at a time with a positive mindset, "anything is possible."
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